The Creativity Habit Blog

Everyone is an artist. Everyone has something to make.

the miracle of these two…

Sarah Kay is a spoken-word poet. Here is her Ted Talk. Please watch it. In her Ted Talk, Sarah delivered two poems. Her first poem spoke about being a mom and having a daughter. It was true. And beautiful. And broke my heart open. Three times in a row. Her second poem...

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how to write like Patti Smith

I want to write like Patti Smith. Clean. Honest. Humble. Strong. Big story. Little drama. The essence. I love the essence. I just can’t always find it. Patti Smith gives the essence. I recently finished Just Kids by Patti Smith. Just Kids is Smith’s tribute to her...

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oh man, did I say too much?

The Intro: When we put ourselves out into the world the question inevitably arises, "How much of me do I share?" When I began writing online I shared a little too much. Feelings were hurt. Stories misunderstood. Sometimes I shared with the wrong intention: like me,...

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How to get started (when it’s really hard)

Starting is the hardest part. “The scariest moment,” says Stephen King, “is always just before you start. After that things can only get better.” Or, as Steven Pressfield writes in The War of Art, There’s a secret that real writers know that wannabe writers don’t, and...

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four folks making the world more beautiful

It’s dark in the world. Very dark. When it’s this dark it can feel like too much. Too big. Too impossible. I can’t stay in that place. Feeling so small. I have work to do. We have work to do. And it’s too hard to do the work if we feel too small. So I remind myself of...

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