Are you letting some creativity myths stop you from getting down to the creative work you should be doing?
It’s so easy to use some of these myths as excuses – I don’t have enough experience, I don’t have any truly new ideas, I don’t have the right pen, desk, laptop, I haven’t planned it all out yet…
In a recent Globe and Mail article, Harvey Schachter examines how David Burkus of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., describes – and rewrites – these myths in his book The Myths of Creativity.
I found myself mulling over three of the myths from a writer’s (or any creative person’s) perspective.
The Originality Myth
“Creative ideas are assumed to be original to their creator […] But history shows ideas usually develop Continue reading