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Two things. First, read The War of Art by Steven Pressman. I’m only through the first third so far, but it’s fabulous. Jesse and I are both reading it, as are some of our friends, so if you’re a fly on our wall these days you’ve probably heard us talking about the Resistance to creativity. Also, […]

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The Other

From By the River Piedra I Sat Down & Wept, by Paulo Coelho: “What is the Other?” they ask. “The Other is the one who taught me what I should be like, but not what I am. The Other believes that it is our obligation to spend our entire life thinking about how to get our […]

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The Book

It started out neatly enough. All the bits and pieces of the novel, collected in neat stacks, arranged by when and where they were written (and where they’re located on the computer), and clearly labeled. Then, I actually started working, and the place looked like this: The cats looked on, disapprovingly, at my mess. “Hey! […]

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Creativity and Education

This TED talk is well worth twenty minutes. Funny and insightful look at how we educate our kids out of their creativity.

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I’ve started working on the book again–after too long a break to deal with some distractions that sucked up my time–and it feels great to be writing again. I’m happy with the progress I made last November (during my failed attempt at NaNoWriMo) and I’ve jumped back in with both feet. I’m thinking a lot […]

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