Thoughts on Creativity, Writing, & Content

BFTP #2 – May 2005

Here’s another post from a blog I kept in 2005. The goal was to write every day, though I didn’t quite meet that goal. Several of the posts explored the creative process — and my creative process in particular. I’m sharing them here in a “blast from the past” series.

Today’s post was originally published on May 30, 2005 (morning)






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BFTP #1 – March 2005

This post was salvaged from an old blog I kept in 2005. The goal was to write every day, though I didn’t quite meet that goal. Several of the posts explored the creative process — and my creative process in particular. I’m sharing them here in a “blast from the past” series.

Today’s post was originally published on March 30, 2005.











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Thoughts on Limits

"To believe in limits is not to ignore possibility but to embrace it.  To ignore limits is simply to deny what is.  All of life has limits....It is a great lie to believe all limits are to be avoided.  Limits give life context and meaning."  pg 124-125 "The gospel of...

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It Comes Down to Passion vs. Fear

I've been trying to figure out the reason that the projects I started last fall stalled out after only a few weeks of effort.  If I'm brutally honest, the reasons boil down to one simple word: fear. Here's a TED Talk titled "Why you will fail to have a great career"...

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Nature of Creativity

Here's another quote from Alan Arkins An Improvised Life: It is our nature to be creative. Not being creative is an aberration. That may be the single quote I've been looking for to inspire me -- at least until I get to a place where I can be my own inspiration. It's...

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Possibility of Growth

For me, every activity I engage in has to contain the possibility of internal growth: otherwise it ends up as either "making a living" or "passing the time" -- two ways of going through life that feel to me like a living death. -- Alan Arkin, an improvised...

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