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My husband sent me this link about six months ago and I just rediscovered it today:


http://zenhabits.net/creative-habit/


I thought it was an interesting read, thought I'd share before diving back into my revisions.
#1 - July 23, 2014, 02:05 PM

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Thanks for the link. It makes total sense to me. I couldn't function without solitude.
#2 - July 23, 2014, 03:50 PM

I loved the article. Thanks, for sharing it.  :bear2
#3 - July 23, 2014, 05:46 PM

I loved it too! I've noticed that I do my best writing when I have solitude. When I'm really busy or have done a lot of socializing, it's really hard for me to be creative.
Thanks for sharing it!
#4 - July 23, 2014, 08:11 PM
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This is another great article on the topic... http://www.fastcompany.com/3016689/leadership-now/10-paradoxical-traits-of-creative-people

Also, here's one about a study that showed that creativity is also related to dishonesty...http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/study-links-creativity-dishonesty-article-1.1699989
#5 - July 24, 2014, 09:03 AM
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Even as a kid, I've always needed a lot of solitude, so the writing life is a perfect fit. Personally, the best time to write is very early morning, before the world gets a chance to sink its teeth in me.
#6 - July 24, 2014, 01:49 PM
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Einstein.

I checked out both those links, Tara...thanks! Loved the one on creative paradoxes ::-)
#7 - July 26, 2014, 09:22 AM

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I'm glad to hear that, Jayme! That's one of my favorite articles on creativity.
#8 - July 26, 2014, 11:33 AM
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Here's a book illustrating the importance of solitude related to creativity (that I really enjoyed): http://www.amazon.ca/Solitude-Return-Self-Anthony-Storr/dp/0743280741/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404606700&sr=8-1&keywords=anthony+storr+solitude
#9 - July 27, 2014, 01:14 AM

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