Debunking Creative Myths

In the DIY MFA book (Chapter 6), Gabriela Periera debunks the following five myth about creativity: 1. Creativity is an exclusive club, and you can’t be a part of it. 2. Creativity is innate, you either have it or you don’t. 3. Creativity is driven by chaos, so there is no way to control it.

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Beware Best Practices

How do you write (or create or anything)? This question gets asked of every person who proclaims themselves to be a writer, famous or not. The more famous ones often share their formula’s for success. Do this … and you will be published and make millions? Well, maybe that is a slight exaggeration. We often look

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What is Your Writer’s Kryptonite?

The question this week is ‘What is your writer’s kryptonite’? Since last week the question was is your writer’s superpower, I suppose this is a good time to talk about what works against that. Through Gabriella Pereira’s Writer’s Superpower quiz, I discovered that my superpower is Survivor, someone who overcomes adversity. Though I’ve always known

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