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.

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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5 Interesting Links for 06-26-2015

Creativity (Exercise) A ramble through the benefits of walking and notable figures who have taken advantage of those benefits. (Via @jjmcgaffey on Twitter) Truffle Hunting (Life) I knew pigs hunted truffles—even used this fact for an amusing moment in … Continue reading

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Come Play in My World + Giveaway

When I first came up with the idea of Naturals and my steampunk world, it was before I’d “met” Lily and Samantha (Sam), before I knew Henry and Nathaniel (Nat). It was long before Safe Haven and The Steamship Chronicles … Continue reading

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