One of those cliches about creative expression is to “Write what you know.” Maybe it can be expanded to “Create from what you know and who you are.” Lena Dunham is the creator, executive producer, and one of the stars of the HBO series “Girls” about four young women living in New York. She bases […]
James C. Kaufman, PhD, is a Professor at the University of Connecticut Neag School of Education, and a creativity researcher and author. At the time of our interview, he was an Associate Professor at California State University, San Bernardino. His books include : The Psychology of Creative Writing Creativity 101. Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom Topics […]
Melora Hardin has wide-ranging passions as an artist, including acting, directing, dancing, writing and singing. She played “Jan” on the tv series “The Office” and has roles in a number of film and tv projects. At 13, she won a scholarship to study with the Joffrey Ballet Company in New York. She sang as Fantine […]
How important and meaningful is it to be actively creative? How does creativity relate to our core identity? Julia McCutchen is an author, intuitive mentor and the founder and creative director of the International Association of Conscious & Creative Writers (IACCW). Her site profile notes she “teaches a holistic approach to all kinds of writing […]
How does our self concept, our identity, affect creative expression?
How do we find creative passions and how does pursuing them demand changes in our life?
One example of an artist who has addressed these questions is Natalie Fobes.
A bio on her site …