Do you have an idea for a novel (or a poem, or an article, or a play...) that you'd love to finally get down on paper? Whatever your aim, inside you'll find the advice and support to get you started and keep you going. From preparing a writing work-space to marshalling your material into both fiction and non-fiction genres, Creative Writing For Dummies has everything you need to help you unlock your creativity and make your writing sparkle.
The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal is your personal gateway to one of The Artist's Way's most effective tools for cultivating creativity, personal growth, and change. Morning Pages are pages of longhand writing, strictly stream-of-consciousness, which provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize, and synchronize the day at hand. This daily writing, coupled with the twelve-week program outlined in The Artist's Way, will help you discover and recover your personal creativity, artistic confidence, and productivity.The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal includes an introduction by Julia Cameron, complete instructions on how to use the Morning Pages and benefit fully from their daily use, and inspiring quotations that will guide you through the process.
The "Creativity" series displays the best and brightest in advertising and design work from creative professionals around the world. "Creativity 36" features more than 1,000 colour photographs and illustrations and covers dozens of categories in both the consumer and trade markets, including advertisements, posters, billboards, brochures, catalogs, calendars, promotional items, corporate identity manuals, magazine covers, web sites, and much more. Creative professionals looking for inspiration, or anyone with an interest in quality graphic design, will find "Creativity 36" an invaluable resource.
What would happen if all the creativity was sucked out of the world? No music, no art, no writing. Well, now it's started and the world is falling into sameness, taking away all the invention that makes us human. Aurelie follows a Gorill ainto 'creativity', a world made up of all the creations of man, and finds the root of the problem. Guided by Leonardo da Vinci and banded together with her new friends, she has to find a way to get past her 'writer's block' and save the world from becoming oh, so, boring. A charming fantasy adventure that speaks to the creativity in people of all ages.
The sensory details that infuse our everyday experience-the smell of a favorite dish cooking, the texture of a well-worn coat, hearing a song that reminds you of a person or a time in your life-can be used to add richness and spark to what we write. Whether you are a professional writer (or want to be one) or someone who enjoys just writing for your own personal fulfillment, Writing from the Senses will show you how to tap into an endless source of engaging material, using your senses as prompts. The exercises will stimulate you to develop stories, imagery, and details that will allow readers to see, taste, hear, smell, and feel that they're in the scene.
Music fuels the mind and thus fuels our creativity. A Creative mind has the ability to make discoveries and create innovations. The greatest minds and thinkers like Albert Einstein, Mozart, and Frank Lloyd Wright all had something in common in that they were constantly exploring their imagination and creativity. Listening to instrumental music challenges one to listen and tell a story about what one hears. In the same sense, playing a musical instrument gives you the ability to tell the story without words. Both require maximum right brain usage which not only exercises ones creativity but also ones intellect. The strength of all the Arts including writing, painting, dance, and theater have the ability to create a similar effect.
Do you have an idea that you’re burning to get down on paper? Do you want to document your travels to far-flung places, or write a few stanzas of poetry? Whether you dream of being a novelist, a travel writer, a poet, a playwright or a columnist, Creative Writing For Dummies shows you how to unlock your creativity and choose the genre of writing that suits you best. Walking you through characterisation, setting, dialogue and plot, as well as giving expert insights into both fiction and non-fiction, it’s the ideal launching pad to the world of creative writing. Creative Writing For Dummies covers: Part I: Getting started Chapter 1: Can Everyone Write? Chapter 2: Getting into the Write Mind Chapter 3: Finding the Material to work with Part II: The Elements of Creative Writing Chapter 4: Creating Characters Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue Chapter 6: Who is telling the story? Chapter 7: Creating your own world Chapter 8: Plotting your way Chapter 9: Creating a Structure Chapter 10: Rewriting and editing Part III: Different Kinds of Fiction Writing Chapter 11: Short stories Chapter 12: Novels Chapter 13: Writing for children Chapter 14: Plays Chapter 15: Screenplays Chapter 16: Poetry Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fiction writing Chapter 17: Breaking into journalism – Writing articles/ magazine writing Chapter 18: Writing from life and autobiography Chapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fiction Chapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair – Travel writing Chapter 21: Blogging – the new big thing Part V: Finding an audience Chapter 22: Finding editors/ publishers/ agents Chapter 23: Becoming a professional Part VI: Part of Tens Chapter 24: Ten top tips for writers Chapter 25: Ten ways to get noticed
Creativity is a buzzword nowadays: it and its synonyms fill today's newspapers, magazines, advertisements, books and even tweets. You can read it or hear it almost every day. At the same time, you might read some articles or studies that debate the Chinese lack of creativity and how Chinese culture influences their creative ability. Chinese culture indeed affects the Chinese’s creativity. However, what exactly is creativity? Since Tao plays such an important role in Chinese culture, finding the relationship between Tao and creativity might help understand how Chinese culture impacts Chinese creativity. This book may serve the following purposes: exploring another way for scholars to interpret the creativity of Chinese people, helping educators introduce creativity to Greater China in a way that does not appear Western by invention but rather through Chinese philosophy, and for Chinese to perceive and discover their creativity differently. Four themes will be covered, including self-actualization, dynamic balance, the CPS (Creative Problem Solving) process and creative personality to discuss the connections between Tao and Creativity.
This book contains an off-beat study on motor creativity in the teens with an in-depth view. A man’s creative thinking exhibits behaviors which are original and unique even in the aspect of any movement or locomotion skill. Wide variations exist in motor creativity. And their manifestations are seen during fundamental motor movements like walking, running to highly specialized sport skills and dance performance. Accepting the universal nature of man’s creativity, this piece of research work observes the influence of age, gender and locality in teen students. Furthermore, the relationships between motor creativity with intelligence, academic achievement and achievement motivation have also been established with substantial studies. The book gives a comprehensive understanding on creativity in general and motor creativity in particular in the teens.
The knowledge economy places great value on education and creativity as critical knowledge resources. Creativity is a mental and social process involving the discovery or new association of ideas or concepts which is fuelled by the process of either conscious or unconscious insight. The uniqueness and value of the publication lies in the evaluation of various creativity influences that was collectively assembled in two conceptual frameworks through which creativity could be measured.
This book sets out to explore the impact of TQM implementation on organisational creativity in the hotel industry. Both regression analysis and Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) were used to test hypotheses and proposed models. For the TQM model, the findings revealed that TQM had positive relationships with both process innovation and product innovation, and process innovation partially mediated the relationship between TQM and product innovation. In the second model, the creativity model, the stimulants to creativity had positive impacts on employee attitudes and work outcomes, while obstacles to creativity had negative impacts on dependent(s), and employee attitudes partially mediated these relationships. The book‘s findings showed that implementing successful TQM practices can help hotels to create an appropriate work environment for stimulating creativity and enhancing innovation.
The concept of creativity is considered important for each society to maintain its current economic status. Creativity is the key to achieving a better standard of living and this makes creativity an important element in a student’s education. One factor that limits the capability to respond to educational needs is the lack of agreement about what the term creativity means. The term “creativity” refers to a phenomenon whereby a person creates something new that has some kind of value for other people. This book aims to examine the creative potentiality among both undergraduate and postgraduate students in higher educational institutions.
Although many leaders acknowledge and invest in creativity, we seldom see it hold a credible place in the business development process. Creativity at Work takes a practical approach to creativity, showing how to select practices to produce results and add value. The authors explain how to: Understand the creative preferences of organizations, departments, work groups, and individuals Identify and compare the different creativity profiles that describe specific purposes, practices, and people Produce the desired results by developing the right practices Blend creativity practices to meet the complex needs that characterize most work situations to develop required creative abilities in a team and in oneself
The art of writing demands two things- subject competence and writing skill. Hence, the book, Writing Skills, is written in such a fashion as to introduce the essential aspects of writing skills- precis writing, paragraph writing, essay writing and dialogue writing, with practical exercises and questions for developing writing skills of the students. And, it would also develop their communication skills in its own way.
Writing for theatre is a unique art form, different even from other kinds of scriptwriting. Making theatre is a truly collaborative process which can be a tricky aspect to grasp when starting out. This book will take you on a journey from the origins of theatre to what it means to write for the stage today. It includes a series of interviews with writers, directors and dramaturgs, all of whom are making theatre now, providing an unrivalled glimpse into the world of contemporary theatre making. Kim Wiltshire explores the foundations, traits and skills necessary for playwriting alongside the creative possibilities of writing theatre in the digital age. Each part of the book ends with a series of exercises which students of the craft can use to practise their art and stretch their creativity.
Enhancing creativity is important not only for individual but for the whole society. The condition to enhance creativity is to make it clear how about the process of creativity development or expression and the mechanism of individual or environmental, cultural influences, which is a somewhat new, meaningful and challenging topic for psychologists. A high level self-efficacy is thought to be related to better mental, physical health and easier social adaption (Schwarzer, 1992; Bandura, 1997). To examine the cultural and environmental impact on self-efficacy is also necessary for the development of proper intervention. This doctoral thesis addressed Cultural Pyramid Model of Creativity (CPMC). To examine the relations between culture or climate and self-efficacy, artistic or general creativity expression, different research approaches, such as cross-cultural experiment designs of artistic creativity, cross-sectional designs of the creative organizational climate and creativity development, were carried out in four empirical studies. Investigations were done in creativity, self and collective - efficacy, and creative organizational climate.