Get Creative! Creative-Inspiring People, Places & Things on Creativity-Portal.com Home : Get Creative! Creative-Inspiring People, Places & Things We often find our richest sources of inspiration through our experiences with other people, places, and things. Here is a listing of sections on the Creativity Portal that will open the door of creative inspiration to you! Inspiring Sections on the Creativity Portal Inspiring Creativity Success Stories Success stories contributed by artists, writers, and others who've followed their passions into the marketplace and enjoy financial rewards for their creative products and services.
10 Best WordPress Tutorial Sites to Help You Understand WordPress Better WordPress is among the most popular platforms used for publishing. WordPress can be used for your personal or commercial blogs and also for your online businesses. The best thing about it is that you can easily customize it without having much coding knowledge. The more knowledge you have about the WordPress, the more easily you can manage your blogs and websites. For this purpose, plenty of online tutorials and websites are available to help you with understanding the concepts about WordPress.
365 Pictures Daily Photo Prompts Generated for Your Creative Inspiration! Writing Prompts : 365 : 365 Creative Picture Prompts, Prompt-a-Day Generator One picture and text prompt per day to inspire your creative life. Visit again tomorrow for February 5, 2015 What would this settler feel if she/he could return from the past and see their homestead still standing? Unusual Writing Ideas for Extraordinary Writers Unusual writing ideas for extraordinary writers When we think about writing ideas, what usually comes to mind are characters, plots, scenes, language, and images. Ideas almost always have to do with concepts and matters of the mind, but what about the physical act of writing?
Kurt Vonnegut’s Lost NYU Lecture on What It Takes to Be a Writer, Animated Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922–April 11, 2007) was not only a writer of timeless wisdom on the craft, but an irrepressible humanist of rare insight into the secret of happiness and astute advice on living meaningfully. Although he was the era’s most sought-after commencement speaker and delivered some masterful lectures — including his now-legendary dissection of the shapes of stories — the most revealing talk Vonnegut ever gave was in many ways an antithesis to his formal public appearances. On November 8, 1970 — three days before his forty-eight birthday and shortly after his play Happy Birthday, Wanda June opened in New York — Vonnegut showed up at an NYU classroom as a guest lecturer with a handful of handwritten talking points. The talk was recorded and broadcast on New York’s WBAI public radio station, and has been preserved by the Pacifica Radio Archives. I’ve heard that a writer is lucky because he cures himself every day with his work.
Copy and Share Documents with your Cell Phone Camera Conrad Hametner is passionate about globalizing technology and building forward thinking companies to address consumer and community needs. He has been called an “all-around executive athlete,” experienced in Marketing, Business Development and Operations. Conrad is also known by many foreign companies as “our man in the US” for his ability to launch technologies into US markets. He honed his business skills while working for technology companies with roots in Asia, Europe and the United States. Conrad led the US effort to build the French-based Qipit service, recognized by Red Herring as a top 100 "Most Promising" European private technology companies to drive the future of technology.
9 time-saving tools for writers Have you ever had a great idea, but not the time, discipline or will to put it into writing? All writers and content creators struggle with the same problem—they are hit by inspiration at the weirdest moments, but it evaporates by the time they get to their computers and start writing. The solution is to use tools. The tools below will not only provide you with a way to write down your ideas whenever they strike, but enable you to better organize your time and create more content. Writing tools 1. Creative Writing Prompts Write a scene that includes a character speaking a different language, speaking in a thick accent, or otherwise speaking in a way that is unintelligibe to the other characters. (Note: You don't necessarily need to know the language the character is speaking—be creative with it!) Describe a character's reaction to something without explaining what it is. See if your fellow prompt responders can guess what it is. Write a story or a scene about one character playing a prank on another.
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The Psychology of What Makes a Great Story “Stories,” Neil Gaiman asserted in his wonderful lecture on what makes stories last, “are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance.” But what is the natural selection of these organisms — what makes the ones that endure fit for survival? What, in other words, makes a great story? Creativity Processes, Creative Thinking and Lateral Thinking from MindTools © iStockphoto/pavlen The tools in this section can help you to become more creative. They are designed to help you devise creative and imaginative solutions to problems, and help you to spot opportunities that you might otherwise miss.
7 online tools that help you to write faster and better Anyone can start a blog – but not everyone can start and maintain a quality blog that offers valuable insights and advice. Part of running a high quality blog is offering high quality content with high quality writing – see the theme? (In case you missed it, it’s quality…) Not everyone is a natural writer, but thanks to a slew of online tools, everyone can become a better writer. free writing exercises 1 -20 Exercises 1- 20 Exercises 21- 40 Exercses 41 - 60 Exercises 61-80 Exercises 81-100 Exercises 101 - 120 Exercises 121 - 140 Exercises 141 - 160 Exercises 161 - 180 Exercises 181 - 200 Exercises 201 - 240 For writing exercises for kids, click here. For teens, begin here. Exercise #1 Describe what you see in this photo. Describe what you don't see-- the interior.