Writing wherever; Artist myths; Fraud feelings | The Inner Writer

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Many writers don’t have a writing studio, or a schedule always under their control. And writers can be affected by artist myths, and fraud feelings.



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HeartMath clinical studies “have dramatically demonstrated the critical link between emotion, heart function and cognitive performance.” Their technology “helps you transform feelings of anger, anxiety or frustration into more peace, ease and clarity.”


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Creativity and madness: The Abnormal Psychology of Creativity | TalentDevelop

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By Cat Robson. Some experiences of creative people can be labeled as “pathology,” which can lead to a skewed sense of self, and of human experience.

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Living More Fully and Creatively Without So Much Inner Static | TalentDevelop

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Creative people may experience higher intensity emotions, imaginations and thinking, and may need relief at times to reduce stress and be more creative.


Martina McBride: “We’re all so busy & distracted…It’s nice not to have to think sometimes.”


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Can being unrealistic about ourselves be good?

Can being unrealistic about ourselves be good?

Brain/mind researcher Jill Ammon-Wexler comments about self-concept:

lion-kitten“It’s commonly assumed that normal, well-adjusted people have realistic views of their own potential.

“And it is also commonly assumed that those who do not have realistic self-concepts are very possibly neurotic or unbalanced.

“Are these assumptions true? I’ll have to say absolutely not.

“As a psychologist, the healthiest and…

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The creative personality - “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner

The creative personality – “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner

The excellent TV series “Mad Men” is a drama about the lives – both inner and outer – of executives, writers and secretaries in an advertising agency in the 1960s. It has garnered numerous Emmys and other awards.

The show was profiled in a magazine article by Bruce Handy, who writes that “at its core Mad Men is a moving and sometimes profound meditation on the deceptive allure of surface, and on…

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Building Self-confidence and Changing Limiting Beliefs

Building Self-confidence and Changing Limiting Beliefs

Playing most of his screen characters, Will Smith exudes assurance and confidence, but he admits, “I still doubt myself every single day. What people believe is my self-confidence is actually my reaction to fear.”

[From article Talented, But Insecure.]

In his article I work to build self-confidence in myself and others, entrepreneur Stephen Pierce points out that self-confidence is “extremely…

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Don’t Mess With My Brain [Mental Health and Creative People]

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The movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest had a dramatic group of “crazies” - but what is the reality of mental health, especially for creative people?

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Building identity: The courage to define yourself | Women and Talent

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Shailene Woodley: “To diverge from the mainstream and from mediocrity takes a lot of guts, and it takes a lot of bravery.”

“Listening to your heart is not simple. Finding out who you are is not simple. It takes a lot of hard work and courage to get to know who you are and what you want.” Sue Bender

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the things which you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt




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Mistakes Can Fuel Creativity

Mistakes Can Fuel Creativity

Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze - pottery scene in GhostHow do you think about mistakes or failures?

Many of us want to “get things right” and pursue excellence in creative work, but what seems like a setback, error or limitation, can often be valuable for encouraging more creative thinking and innovation.

Valerie Young writes about two “mistakes” that resulted in very successful products: Post-It-Notes and teabags.

In her article 18 Things Highly…

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