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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Reason to Get Your Heart Broken: Unblocking Creative Flow | Maria Popova - The Atlantic

Popova's article gives examples of what designer/musician Alex Cornell discovered when he asked artists, designers, writer and other creative thinkers how they deal with "creative block." Cornell published their responses in Breakthrough! 90 Proven Strategies to Overcome Creative Block and Spark Your Imagination.

Popova writes:
From the many specific strategies -- walks in nature, porn, destruction of technology, weeping -- a few powerful universals emerge, including the role of procrastination, the importance of a gestation period for ideas, and, above all, the reminder that the "creative block" befalls everyone indiscriminately.
After providing the examples, she concludes:
At once practical and philosophical, Breakthrough! promises to help you burst through your own creative plateaus. Whether or not it succeeds, one thing it's guaranteed to do is make you feel less alone in your mental struggles -- and what greater reassurance than that could there be?
You can find more advice and ideas about this topic at two sections in Garbl's Writing Resources Online:
Also check the Creativity tab above for daily editions of Garbl's Creativity Connections.

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