Tag Archives: creativity

We MUST boost our kids’ confidence

Who gets this? Me too. The negative messages we hear over and over again during our childhood and teens can take root and grow into our reality. What a waste of potential! What a way to destroy children’s lives before … Continue reading

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Imagining good and bad

  It’s St Valentine’s Day tomorrow – 14th February – the day which has been colonised and commercialised by the hazy notion of romance. If you don’t spend, you don’t care, and if you’re not in a couple you’re nowhere … Continue reading

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Unlocking creativity

It’s always there. We all have it, in bucketloads. Getting at it is not always easy, as the previous posts showed. I get too many ideas to handle, but when I try, or think about it, my imagination is shoved … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day – half a dozen ideas

How did you do? Did ideas flood into your writer’s mind, or did you get stuck? I’ll time myself and see how I do in 60 seconds – I have no idea… 1. er… blank brain. 1. 20 secs gone… … Continue reading

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“I’m not creative…”

A woman I met in Escondido – a smart, clued-in, driven business woman – told me this, with conviction. Made me want to cry, seeing her belief, and the sadness behind it. She’s not alone – I’ve heard variations on … Continue reading

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Think about this… Imagine that!

Are you anxious about not having much imagination? Do you worry? Do you daydream? Do you plan holidays? Do you plan ahead for the weekend? If you’ve said yes to any of those questions, you have a perfectly good imagination. … Continue reading

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Got all your ideas for NaNoWriMo?

It’s on the doorstep, howling to be let in. Forget about Hallowe’en tomorrow – it’s NaNoWriMoe’en… Are you ready? Got your ideas lined up, got names for your characters and your setting? How about sub-plots and your supporting cast? Are your … Continue reading

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