I didn't read much this month...but I did consume a lot of media. I'm tackling a huge 800+ page book right now and the length makes me sometimes not want to read it. This month my Creative craved visual media more than written media. Honestly, I don't really think too hard about how the visual… Continue reading Creativity Craves Different Things
I've been trying to balance out my creative and critical selves since taking that course with Caroline. Oh man, it is not easy. I had not realized how much hold my Critic had over my activities. My poor Creative just sort of whimpered in the corner until every once and a while a new idea… Continue reading Loves of my Creative Self
Oh boy, does Caroline Donahue ask big questions in her classes. After going through the process of getting to know my creative self and my critical self, I am now looking at how my writing routine fits both of those. And quite honestly...I don't know. I thought that "routine" worked best because then I just… Continue reading Does My Writing Routine Work for Me?
We've all heard of SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound). If you've spent any time in an office-setting or had self-assessments, you've had it drilled into your head that this is the best way to create a good, reliable goal. But, what happens when you're told that in order to be creative you have to throw some… Continue reading Creative Goals Aren’t Like Other Goals
I'm taking a course by Caroline Donahue called "Write Free." The first week was about the creative self and this past week was all about getting to know our internal critic. Yup, that's right. The little voice that tells you you're doing it all wrong. We're meant to characterize this voice, give it a face… Continue reading The Internal Critic