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18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently. This list has been expanded into the new book, “Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind,” by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman. Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking.

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Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking

You are creative. The artist is not a special person, each one of us is a special kind of artist. 7 Deadly Sins of Creativity. Email Creativity is not just for artists and poets.

7 Deadly Sins of Creativity

201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity. Arouse your creativity Electric flesh-arrows … traversing the body.

201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity

A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids. A foam of music falls over the ears. It is the gong of the orgasm. ~ Anais Nin Creativity is like sex. 33 Ways To Stay Creative. 10 Tricks For Getting Inspired to Write. 10 New Ideas for Getting Inspired to Write. 10 Steps to Finding Your Writing Voice. Bonus: Need help finding your writing voice?

10 Steps to Finding Your Writing Voice

Click here for free tips. I write only because / There is a voice within me / That will not be still. –Sylvia Plath Awhile ago, I wrote an article called, “Finding Your Blog’s Unique Voice.” Writing Tools. Creative Thinking. Creativity. Ressources. Writing Prompts & Exercises. Creative Writing Prompts: Secrets and Lies for Your Characters. Nothing is better (or more fun for the writer) than a story-relevant secret or lie.

Creative Writing Prompts: Secrets and Lies for Your Characters

Give some dilemma beneath the surface story to give your character depth, add suspense and tension, and keep your reader turning the pages. You can drop hints throughout your writing and when the reveal comes—you will surprise, shock, and delight your reader. Creating a character with a strong internal conflict, secret, or burden makes for one compelling read! Writing. Creating Bitchy Characters: How to Write a Mean Character. If you’re interested in breaking the mold with your character, there is no single criterion for a bitch.

Creating Bitchy Characters: How to Write a Mean Character

However, you might want to consider making several of her dominant traits negative or what society has typically not expected of females. For example, her traits might include being manipulating, selfish, cunning, power-seeking, or vengeful. Or, perhaps your bitch character cannot connect to others emotionally, or she is sexually insatiable. Writing Characters Using Conflict & Backstory. Seven Steps To Creating Characters That Write Themselves Creating characters that are believable takes time and discipline.

Writing Characters Using Conflict & Backstory

Creating dynamically real individuals and not imposing your own thoughts and impressions upon them is not easy to do, and is often the difference between a novel or screenplay that sits in a closet and one that finds its way around town and into the hands of audiences. Heartless Bitches International Rants - Mike's Heartless Bitch Testimonial. By M.N.

Heartless Bitches International Rants - Mike's Heartless Bitch Testimonial

In late October 2005, The Tyra Banks Show contacted Natalie, the Head Bitch, (on very short notice) to appear on an episode about women who are called or who call themselves “bitches.” Natalie would have been unable to appear herself, so they asked her to suggest a couple of members of HBI who would do a good job standing up for the views expressed in the Heartless Manifesto. I was one of the members she urged to answer the call. The show as described to me would have explored the different connotations of the word “bitch” in modern America; the producer I spoke to was eager to present the positive ideal of the bitch that HBI stands for and contrast it with the negative character traits that are often called “bitchy.” How to Use Mental Illness in Your Writing.

Sunday, April 8, 2012 Mental illness is always a tricky topic to discuss, especially in the politically correct society of the present.

How to Use Mental Illness in Your Writing

I can tell you though, I work in a psychiatric hospital, and the patients there are often more than happy to discuss their illnesses, whether you would like them to or not. This is how I came to meet Jim Bob, the recovering-alcoholic duckling who likes nothing more than to chill out with his issue of Cosmo. Making Your Characters Likeable. The 4 Types of People on Welfare Nobody Talks About. What do you imagine when you hear the word "welfare"?

The 4 Types of People on Welfare Nobody Talks About

Most of us think of a minority living in a filthy house with five kids running around while an alcoholic dad sleeps it off face down on the couch ... if there's even a dad at all. I talked in another article about the things politicians will never understand about poor people, but it's not just Washington elites who treat the poor like an alien species. Stories Structure. Pain onomatopoeia. Pain aaugh Exclaimation of dismay, commonly used, and originaly created by the Peanuts gang by Charles Schulz.

Used frequently by Charlie Brown in the following situations: Losing a Baseball game, Having the football pulled away by Lucy, In an embarrassing situation. Also used by other members of the peanuts gang and can be used as a roaring sound to scare someone. 1) Linus: I told her about how you're madly in love with her, Charlie Brown: Aaugh!! 2) Snoopy: It's not the things that go 'bump' in the night that scare me. Contrasting and categorization of emotions. The contrasting and categorisation of emotions describes how emotions are thought to relate to each other. Various recent proposals of such groupings are described in the following sections.

Contrasting basic emotions[edit] Describing characters of color in writing. Creating Characters. The Only Advice A Writer Needs. Books, Writing and Writers. How to write a book. Brainstorming. 8 Ways to be UBER Charismatic. What did JFK, Marilyn Monroe and Hitler all have in common? They were all renowned charismatics that lit up every room they entered. You’ve most likely met one of these kinds before. The guy/girl at the party. They possess some strange quality that causes them to be liked by everyone and constantly at the center of attention. Use for writing. Character. Books, Writing and Writers. Character Development. 50 of the Best Websites for Writers. There are tons of reference sites on the web that can help you find a job or write a poem, essay or story.

50 Writing Help Tools. 32 iPad Apps That Writers Just Love. I am pleased to share the following guest post with my readers. 25 Things You Should Know About Character. Character. Writing Character Development. Books, Writing and Writers. 123 Ideas for Character Flaws) Writing. Writing: Resources. The Write Practice — The Online Writing Workbook. A Simple Novel Outline – 9 questions for 25 chapters « H.E. Roulo. 50 of the Best Websites for Writers. 10 Writing Rules You Can't Break...And How to Break Them. A concise guide to important grammar, punctuation, and writing style rules.

10 More Websites That Help Cure Writer’s Block With Writing Prompts. 11 Smart Tips for Brilliant Writing. 150 Resources to Help You Write Better, Faster, and More Persuasively. 10 Writing Tips from the Masters. As the world becomes increasingly digital, writing becomes more important. This is especially true for non-writers. If you work in an office, the majority of your communications are made with text by email or IM.Whether you like it or not, your ability to exchange ideas, collaborate with others, and ultimately succeed, hinges on the ability to write effectively.Earlier this week, K.