Writers need to fill the imagination tank now and then. Our Poet Laura takes us for a long drive to find a feast for the eyes.
What magic can you find in your ordinary life, during ordinary time? Join Callie Feyen for a poetry prompt about the magic in the ordinary.
Have you ever thought—really thought—about how money works? The wild things have something to teach us. And it starts with sugar.
In times of crisis, there’s a kind of heroism in telling the story, and preserving our humanity.
“Adorning the Dark” by writer and songwriter Andrew Peterson speaks to the mystery at the center of writing, creativity, and inspiration.
Can Mona Lisa’s unnerving smirk help you get comfortable with ambiguity and deepen your creativity? Find out in this week’s book club discussion of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci.
Often, the most important thing is not the answer, but the question. Michael Gelb (and Leonardo da Vinci) suggest we write a hundred questions to get our curiosity started.
To be a Renaissance Person, one must have a more expansive view of what creativity requires. Surprisingly, that creativity sometimes begins with events that rewire society (and our ways of thinking and being). Join us in our discussion of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci.
Ghost apples, Oscars for books, the poetry of disengagement and the first lines of things. It’s a new edition of the long lost Top 10 Poetic Picks.
With his stories of Middle-earth, J.R.R. Tolkien gave us a legacy of abounding creativity and imagination, explaining how myths are made.
What would you do if your crayons left you angry notes? Join us for a Children’s Book Club discussion of ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.
Sandra Heska King finds her creativity in the color chartreuse. What color is your creativity?
Bethany Rohde and her daughter Dot find creativity and community in the Children’s Storybook Garden in Arlington, Washington.
Can being distracted make you a better writer? Charity Singleton Craig explores the ways we can use our distractions to fuel creativity and even improve our writing.
As we wrap up our book club discussion of Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It, Ian Leslie has 7 ways to stay curious.
Curiosity thrives in the sweet spot Ian Leslie calls the “curiosity zone,” right between what you already know and knowing too much. Follow along in our Curious book club.
Curiosity may have killed that one cat, but it’s likely more vital than dangerous. Our new book club explores Ian Leslie’s Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends
Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday, using your hands to help your head, Ohio’s new poet laureate and radiologist in chief. Our Top 10 Poetic Picks is back.
What feels like writer’s block might just be giving up too soon. Charity Singleton Craig challenges writers to use persistence toward better creativity.
Did Allen Ginsberg howl or throw the first pitch. Push yourself or forgive yourself? Cognitive bias or creativity boost? It’s our Top 10 Poetic Picks.