So far I have spotted 9 instincts in all creatives. Ok, maybe Freud would not consider instincts but they sure do look and feel like something deeply wired within us that comes alive for us. You have experienced them all at some point and in this video (part 1) and the next, I teach you how to tap into that powerful energy to get more productive and creative. You got them within, now is the time to learn how to use them. Part 1 – Intro and a Good Look at What the Creative Instincts Can Do and the Character…

Thank goodness for movies, teaching tales, analogies, symbols, illustrations, and whatever else we can hold in our hand and explore in detail.  These are condensed representations of fast-paced, ever flowing, and complex reality. Condensation slows time, simplifies and reduces details, and freezes processes to a small set of steps. All of this gives us a chance to explore and learn. The following condensed view shows clearly: everyone goes through creative obstacles; the obstacles are basically the same; obstacles suck; obstacles can be overcome; even so, obstacles suck but that is part of creative life. A 2005 film has condensed a…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b6l3rJLJPU This is a Talking Typewriter Production – Read this post below or watch the video above for the same info     Starting Starting comes from taking small energetic steps, daily. One step, then another step, and then another step. Starting can be simple but many of us seek to pack so much before taking the first step on the creative road. We think we have to cram education, a full resume of achievements, workshops, and other credentials into a suitcase. Next comes the inner stuff. We know on the creative road we will bump into all manner of…

Don’t ask this question:  “But what happens if I _________________ and then it turns out that I don’t have talent?” Oh this question is a tricky one. It seems so, so innocent. Seems so clear-headed, the right question coming from a very careful thinker. Hogwash! Bam! Just because we can ask a question doesn’t guarantee that the question: produces any sort of helpful answers, has the potential to produce any answers, or even has the capacity to stimulate further inquiry. “What happens if I, start writing everyday and I don’t win the Pulitzer Prize in 2026?” Hey, that’s a question….