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Respecting the Fine Line Between Creativity and Fiction

Fiction is the domain of novels and screenplays, but it has a way of slipping into other creative pursuits, like planning entrepreneurial endeavors and evaluating our businesses, as well as planning and evaluating our lives. The reason for this potential slippage—which can cause us to put less than solidly-factual and rational foundations under what we […]

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Posted: June 3, 2020 in: Uncategorized

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

Is This the Best Advice to Fiction Writers, Ever Given?

There’s plenty of good advice there for fiction writers. Some of it, by the way, is contained in the work of the late Gary Provost (www.garyprovost.com), who created the Video Novel Workshop. The workshop is now available as a free download, but I bought that series of DVDs from Gary for about $60 when he […]

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Posted: September 11, 2019 in: Uncategorized