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.

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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A Creativity Challenge Part 2

It’s been a while since I challenged you all to try your hand at what my son used to call a map and I consider a mosaic (A Creativity Challenge). This kind of project takes time and focus, so it … Continue reading

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A Technique for Breaking Writer’s Block: It’s Magic

Today is the start of the Muse Online Writers Conference. Registration is closed, so if you missed it, you can sign up for 2014 as early as next week. For those deciding whether to drop in on one of my … Continue reading

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