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?
Creative Goals Aren’t Like Other Goals
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
The Internal Critic
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
Nurturing My Creativity
I was asked this past week to picture myself at a time I felt most creative. I have two instances I can think of for this: The first is me at 15 or 16, sitting in an art class with a charcoal pencil in hand. We've been given a prompt of an emotion but nothing… Continue reading Nurturing My Creativity