CREATIVITY AND THAT AHA MOMENT

CREATIVITY AND THAT AHA MOMENT

The idea came to me without anything in my former thoughts seeming to pave the way for it… -Henri Poincare   The aha or opening moment for a writer, an artist, a musician, a scientist – for many innovative people – can be that unexpected perception of...
I TOUCHED A STAR IN MY DREAM LAST NIGHT

I TOUCHED A STAR IN MY DREAM LAST NIGHT

Many characters have come to me… in a dream, and then I’ll elaborate from there. I always write down all my dreams. -William Burroughs   We often are oblivious to the potential of our dreams and tend to dismiss them. Yet, there are those dreams that...
CREATIVITY & MARATHON RUNNING

CREATIVITY & MARATHON RUNNING

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. -Roger Bannister   Running marathons begin with the important first step: committing to the preparation required for attaining a particular goal. Being resolute about...
GLIMPSES KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD

GLIMPSES KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.  -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Glimpses keep falling on my head and I pay attention to them because they often take me on unexpected creative journeys. Unlike the “guy whose feet are too big for his...
MARKETING: WEARING MANY HATS

MARKETING: WEARING MANY HATS

 A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. -John A. Shields   Most writers are not marketers and are more at home writing their work than marketing it. Because they find that the hat of a marketer, does not sit well on them, they often...