Personal Development

CORONAVIRUS AND CREATIVITY

I know the gravity of the pandemic we are facing.  I think all of us do.  And I know how tempting it would be to yield to anxiety and spend most of the day watching a 24-hour news channel or obsessively Googling “Coronavirus” or “Covid19.” And, yet, it has occurred to me that the social distancing […]

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Posted: April 1, 2020 in: Personal Development, Writing

ONE KEY TO REKINDLING YOUR CREATIVITY

This blog has a pretty simple premise:  People are often afraid of the creativity of others. Not infrequently, we’re also afraid of our own, by the way.  Why? Because we aren’t the originators of the energy behind that creativity.  The universe or God is.  And being the conduit for inexplicable, immeasurable creative energy can be anxiety-provoking.  We […]

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Posted: March 11, 2020 in: Personal Development

HOW TO WRITE NOVELS WITH CAPTIVATING DIALOGUE

After writing three novels that had resulted in about 100 rejection letters, I was really lucky to have two experiences that led to the sale of my six novels featuring forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger. The first lucky experience was visiting with a psychiatrist way back in 1991 when I was chief resident in psychiatry at […]

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Posted: March 6, 2020 in: Personal Development, Writing

Creativity Begins Where Anxiety Ends

Too many of us are locked in self-consciousness. We worry about how we will be perceived by friends and family, or colleagues, or that great nameless, faceless mass of folks known as “the public.” Anxiety of that kind is the enemy of creativity because creativity requires the courage to be judged. Whether writing or painting […]

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Posted: December 24, 2019 in: Personal Development, Uncategorized, Writing

Be Wildly Creative – Now

I want you to be wildly creative. What does that mean? It means that you’re not going to get anywhere staying in your lane and thinking what you’ve been taught to think and doing the things you’ve been told to do, because they’re safe, predictable or make you look productive. If you’re going to actually […]

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Posted: December 11, 2019 in: Personal Development, Writing