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Obstacles to Creativity--Overcoming Them!

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Obstacles to Creativity--Overcoming Them!

What are you experiences with obstacles to creativity and how you've overcome them? Share your experiences!

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Would like some critique of a writing project. 14 Replies

I am in a creative writing class. Our last assignment was to take a topic and write a real story about your experience with the topic. The magazine is called the Sun, and published in North Carolina.…Continue

Started by Sherry Somach. Last reply by Don Martin Oct 8, 2011.

Is this poetry or prose...or what? 4 Replies

I am primarily a songwriter, though I have dabbled in writing stories. I have also written 3 or 4 chapters of my lifes experiences.I wrote this recently, and cannot classify it. I know it is not a…Continue

Started by Sherry Somach. Last reply by Don Martin Oct 8, 2011.

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Comment by wiffledust on April 8, 2012 at 1:59pm

i completely relate to that, maryanne. i am my own big obstacle when it comes to creativity. and i'm amazed at how freely it flows when i just get out of my own way. we need to discuss the how's of that!

Comment by Maryanne Mesple on April 7, 2012 at 5:46pm

Moved one of my biggest obstacles today. Me, I am my biggest obstacle. It's true. Me and my resistance to commitment. Once I let my creative self flow I have to commit and committing myself to the completion of a project is often filled with fears of failure.

Yep, the obstacle to my creativity ... this time ... just plain 'ol fear filled me.

Comment by wiffledust on March 10, 2012 at 6:48pm

you just confirmed my beliefs that we are all in tune with each other at all times, ruth. i was just emailing a friend about van gogh, at the same moment you posted this! :-)

Comment by wiffledust on December 7, 2011 at 9:18am

guess what turns out to be quite an obstacle to creativity? ..yes, i've been doing a little research....consciousness! no kidding. apparently we do specific tasks best when awake such as addition or subtraction. driving. cooking. and we execute what we create when we're awake. but we do alot of our actual creating at an unconscious level. not only asleep but while we're awake just not aware of what we're doing. isn't that interesting?

Comment by wiffledust on November 13, 2011 at 4:13pm

"If you hear a voice within you say, 'You are not a painter,' then by all means paint...and that voice will be silenced."
— Vincent Van Gogh

Comment by Maryanne Mesple on October 7, 2011 at 11:06pm
:-)
Comment by wiffledust on October 7, 2011 at 11:01pm
then maybe that's a sign that your life needs to be more about "the real you"??? maybe it's time to either get rid of all that other stuff or to delegate some of it? it's risky to not take risks!
Comment by Maryanne Mesple on October 7, 2011 at 11:00pm
and excuse the poor sentence structure ... I am tired! and it is late! and I don't have time to go play :-(
Comment by Maryanne Mesple on October 7, 2011 at 10:59pm

Steve was amazing as are so many who are not afraid to take risk/chances. My block is more about time than about what is inside me waiting to be released. I would love to be able to rent a clone for one week out of the month to stand in for me in my daily, overly busy life so that my "real me" can go play and let my imagination come out to play.

 

Comment by wiffledust on October 5, 2011 at 10:18pm
in steve jobs' commencement address (in the video section here), he said that death is the friend of the creative person. he said knowing our days are numbered and life is short takes away the fear of revealing oneself, the fear of making a fool out of oneself, the fear of failure. he said it allows you to live from the heart. he did, and we are all the better for it.
 

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