Category Archives: Creativity Exercises

Writing, art, thinking…these are all part of a creative process and every once in a while we need to practice creativity. These are games or challenges to hone creative instincts.

The Punk in Modern Steampunk

It is quite easy to find people who will tell you exactly what steampunk is and what it is not. Pretty much as easy as it is to find people setting rules in almost every area of life. Sometimes those … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.106: Creativity Demonstrated

This may seem an odd video to post as a smile, but there is much joy to be found both in encouraging creativity and realizing the circumstances necessary for it to appear. The video is a patent demonstration of the … Continue reading

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Snow: An Exercise in Context

We’re into the second week of the National Novel Writing Month (NaNo), a 50,000-word challenge I’ve participated in every year since 2003, and I’m running almost a full day behind because I didn’t have time to do my normal preparation … Continue reading

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Junk Mail: A Creativity Game to Play

It’s been a bit since I did a creativity exercise, and I was cleaning off the kitchen table today when I got an inspiration. Most writers when asked will say ideas are all around us every day. The difficulty isn’t … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.79: Creativity and Music (and a Request)

If you’ve been following my smiles for a while, you’ll know I love the intersection of creativity and music. Well, this video shows all three “M”s: music, mathematics, and mechanical creativity. It seemed an appropriate smile to follow the release … Continue reading

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