I’m getting closer to publishing my new book on creativity called Meeting the Muse: 28 Ways to Unlock the Pleasures & Avoid the Pitfalls of Your Creative Life. As regular readers know, this book is not about book publishing, it’s about the motives that move us to be creative, and the obstacles we often encounter. […]
NaNoWriMo Week 1: Word Count Goals, Freewriting and our Massive Giveaway
3 Ways to Supercharge Your Writing This Year discusses writing by hand, free writing and mind mapping as great techniques to help with creativity and keeping writing fresh
15 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me by Joel Friedlander
Book Review: If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland, a practical and inspirational book that can help a writer free their authentic voice
10 Writing Exercises to Free Your Mind and allow your creative energy to operate with less interference from the logical day to day mind.
How Freewriting Saved My Life. After a long time without paying attention to imagination, the world of creativity is rediscovered. Writing to a prompt, with a timer, and without judgement connects us to the imaginal world.
I started writing as a freshman at SUNY Buffalo quite a while ago. The coolest kids I knew were in English, and the coolest of them all seemed to be writers. That’s where I wanted to be. But once I went to work I wrote only institutional copy for many years. Instructional manuals, sales letters, […]
Several years ago I returned to writing after an absence of many years. Hard to believe now, but I had found other channels for creativity over the years—as a designer, a teacher and a cook—but the central importance writing had never diminished. There was only one problem: I didn’t enjoy writing. Oh, I had written […]