CREATIVITY AND THAT AHA MOMENT

CREATIVITY AND THAT AHA MOMENT

Haste is not always waste. When you quickly capture what your mind has suddenly constructed, you are giving that sudden idea or hunch, a future. Something fleeting, can often be ephemeral; it can disappear as quickly as it came. You need to capture that aha moment with alacrity, lest you lose it forever.

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I TOUCHED A STAR IN MY DREAM LAST NIGHT

I TOUCHED A STAR IN MY DREAM LAST NIGHT

Our dreams are vague, volatile and difficult to remember and that’s a pity because our creative visions are boundlessly imaginative. Anything can occur in our dreams – from wondrously beautiful imagery to the deeply disturbing. We dream dreams and then we disconnect. Sometimes though, we retain a sufficient memory of the places we had visited while asleep.

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CREATIVITY & MARATHON RUNNING

CREATIVITY & MARATHON RUNNING

What does it take to complete a marathon? Honoring a commitment for one, and also being self-challenging. People, who are engaged in various forms of marathons throughout their lives, succeed because of their hard, hard work. They are the doers who are both purposeful and committed. They have the capacity to be focused…to be totally “koptoe.”

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GLIMPSES KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD

GLIMPSES KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD

What do I mean by glimpses? They are fleeting flashes of possibilities – hunches – invaluable, intuitive moments that can lead to discovery and creativity. They might well, or seemingly, come out of nowhere, but in fact, they often arise from past experiences, memories and image traces. Glimpses or hunches are of you – and that is why you feel an emotional connection to them.

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MARKETING: WEARING MANY HATS

MARKETING: WEARING MANY HATS

There is no point in procrastinating the marketing of your book. Rather take a rest from the guilt of not doing what you know you should do, and ask an experienced book-marketer for help – someone who could step in and help set you firmly on the road ahead. I interviewed Linda Leon recently of Book Marketing Professionals, a literary agency. I asked her to share her thoughts on marketing:

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