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October 31, 2007 / compassioninpolitics

110+ Resources for Creative Minds @ Skelliewag

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Want to find a wellspring of ideas? Well, here are the first 10 of 110+ Resources for the Creative Mind:

1. 7 Can’t-Miss Ways to Kick-Start The Writing Habit
Write nothing but headlines. Write crap without feeling guilty. Schedule and show up. Write about problem solving. Edit older articles. Type out other people’s articles. Add your tip. [Tips: Writing]

2. The Wisdom of Thomas Edison
“I have more respect for the fellow with a single idea who gets there than for the fellow with a thousand ideas who does nothing.” [Inspiration: Quotes]

3. Web Urbanist
Urban Culture, guerilla communication and street art images. [Inspiration: Art & Culture]

4. 100 Blog Topics I Hope YOU Write
Chris Brogan’s challenge to bloggers should be fuel for dozens of innovative post ideas. [Ideas: Blogging]

5. Stencil Revolution
Thousands of innovative stencil artworks, from on and off the street. [Inspiration: Art]

6. How to Survive Creative Burn-out
“But the day it hits you, the world seems suddenly grey. What was once fun and challenging feel stupid and annoying. Or perhaps the things that used to motivate or move you don’t resonate at all. You feel nothing for them. It all just seems like so much more crap to deal with. If this sounds familiar, or you fear that this day is in your future, this essay is for you.” [Tips: Creativity]

7. Dreaming the Industrial Body
“In the early 20th century, Fritz Kahn produced a succession of books on the inner workings of the human body, using visual metaphors drawn from industrial society—assembly lines, internal combustion engines, refineries, dynamos, telephones, etc.” [Inspiration: Art]

8. Complete Your First Book With These 9 Simple Writing Habits
Writing time. Simple tools. Writing log. Idea time. Capture ideas. Just start. Write when inspired. Revise. Book bible. [Tips: Writing]

9. 15 Design Decisions That Annoy Readers
Sometimes we learn more about what we should do by reading about what we should always avoid. [Tips: Design]

10. Seth Godin on Big Ideas
“History is littered with inventors who had “great” ideas but kept them quiet and then poorly executed them. And history is lit up with do-ers who took ideas that were floating around in the ether and actually made something happen. In fact, just about every successful venture is based on an unoriginal idea, beautifully executed.” [Inspiration: Creativity]

110+ resources for Creative Minds @ Skelliwag.

My biggest takeaway resource was Scott Berkun’s writing and creativity essays. In terms of blogging, this post “Ten Killer Post Ideas” from Chris Garret at Performancing helps frame what are useful vs. unuseful posts so that you can focus your writing.

Ideas? Additions? Favorite from the list?

thanks to Jesse Thomas for the design.

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