"Nothing is original" How to capture ideas & create with authenticity

“What a good artist understands is that nothing comes from nowhere. All creative work builds on what came before. Nothing is completely original.” — Austin Kleon, New York Times Bestseller, Steal Like An Artist.

 

In today’s blog, I’d like to discuss HOW to unleash your creativity, build on ideas, and create something new, fresh and authentic.

Creativity is about CURIOSITY, CONNECTING IDEAS and EXPERIMENTATION

 

We’re all influenced by what we see, hear, and feel; our past conditioning, education, travels, relationships, what we read, dream, eat, and the conversations we have. This is not about being a copycat or plagiarism but by being inspired and inspiring others.

We are not an island, standing alone in this cosmos. We are impacting each other in big and little ways daily.

The history of humankind with all its inventions and innovations in art and in science have happened as a result of contagious ideas spreading and...

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Moving Back & Forth in Time when Writing Memoir

In today’s #WritingTipsTuesday I will be sharing some personal updates and have a discussion about the writing process of going back and forth in time when writing a memoir. I will give you an example of how I did this in my journalling and how you can apply it to your own writing. There are also some examples of how other writers effectively weave in and out of different timeframes in memoir.

Click on the image to watch the Facebook Live or read the transcripts below.

 

 

LIFE STORY IS AN UMBRELLA TERM

I do want to remind people that life story – it’s a huge umbrella. It’s an umbrella term because autobiography as you know – it’s really a chronological account of your life story, pretty much starting from birth to wherever you are at. But Memoir is focusing on one particular aspect or them of your life and really digging deep into that. 

I find it really interesting because...

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