Getting comfortable spending time alone Lena Dunham is an actor, writer, producer, and director of the HBO series “Girls.” She comments about solitude in her life: “I learned what I really loved doing by not having a ton of friends. “I spent a whole semester in college just knitting and watching old VHS tapes, and […]
Meaning is another of the “big topics” touched on in my book “Developing Multiple Talents.” Like passion, meaning is another central element in how we choose which of our creative abilities or talents to develop and express. Or choose not to: If it isn’t meaningful in some way to use a talent, why bother? Well, maybe if you […]
What leads, urges, even compels so many of us to be creatively expressive?
Given that everyone is creative to some degree, why do many people choose careers in the arts, or work that actively engages their creativity?
Most of us will never be actors or…
In her Harvard Commencement Address, author J.K. Rowling spoke about the “uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not” as “the fount of all invention and innovation.”
She also noted the power of our imagination for un…
Janet Fitch is an author and teacher of fiction writing. A profile on her site says she is “the author of the #1 national bestseller White Oleander, a novel translated into 24 languages, an Oprah Book Club book and the basis of a feature film, Paint It Black, also widely translated and made into a 2017 film, and an epic […]