Articles tagged with Creativity

Photography and the Writing Process

Chelsea at the station by Alexis

On using images to craft and guide your stories

As a reader, I enjoy finding an article with a photo that makes me wonder: “Is that eel laughing at me? What’s she trying to tell me?” Whatever my answer is, it may not be what the author—or the eel—originally tried to convey. And I suppose that’s all right, if just a couple of neurons spark inside my skull, the photo’s job is done and the stage is set for the words to follow. I’ll probably keep my mind’s eye on that eel’s smile as I read.

But I’ve always wondered: How do you deal with photography if you are the writer?

Published in writing, photography and creativity

Procrastination and the Art of Getting Things Done

Bitwa pod Grunwaldem by Bartosz Kiełbaszewski

Go ahead, wander around: It will be fine

Procrastination is commonly perceived as wasting time on useless activities. I don’t see it that way. The Latin origin of the word and its modern definition agree—procrastination is moving something forward from one day until the next. There’s no mention of what you do today.

Published in productivity and creativity