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 […]
As a child or teenager, we were perhaps more freely creative, but as supposed “grown-ups” we face fears and uncertainties about our talents, or the marketplace value of a particular form of expression, or what our investing in a project mea…
Creative problem solving is enhanced by thinking more abstractly or at an intellectual distance, rather than more concretely, according to research studies. In my post Using Research to Enhance Creative Thinking – Part 2, I quoted from the article “15 Scientific Facts About Creativity” which notes that “psychological distance” facilitates creativity, and “when hitting a […]
Our inner experience as talented, creative people could be called “teeming” – as in the title of a book by Jane Piirto, PhD: My Teeming Brain: Understanding Creative Writers. She notes the title comes from a Keats sonnet with the lines “When I have fears that I may cease to be / before my pen […]
Creating may be at times a collaboration, and it can be helpful to get input from others about your work, but a number of artists also say they create primarily to please themselves, to realize their own unique creative inspirations.
Also, criticism fr…