Tag Archives: creativity

How Do You Find The Answers Inside You?

“If you can eliminate the outside noise, you’ll find that the answers are inside you.“  Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam Recordings When I travel, I always make sure to read the flight magazines. Not only do I find out … Continue reading

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Time Management Tip: “YES Makes Less”

If you’ve never heard of Steven Pressfield or Shawn Coyne, you’re missing out on some amazing lessons. Pressfield wrote The War of Art (edited by Coyne) and they often blog about creativity. This last week, in Why and How Creative People Say No, they referenced … Continue reading

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5 Vices I Get To Keep (Sweet!)

I read a post on vices the other day that made me feel so much better! I just had to share my fabulous find with my posse here at More Cowbell. 🙂 I mean usually, I console myself that my … Continue reading

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What Kinds of Blogs Do You Post When You’re Tired?

Welcome to Thoughty Thursday here at More Cowbell! This is the day of the week when you’re privy to whatever’s flitting through my brain. Only my brain is too tired right now. I’m a single mom this week and Babykins … Continue reading

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What’s The “Must-Have” on Your Desk?

I saw my Dream Desk on Twitter the other day, courtesy of Russ Linton. I need that mug! And that secondary computer. I need that huge-o monitor…and those cool colored Post-its!! But mostly I just need that mug. 🙂 Although … Continue reading

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What Lights Your Creative Spirit On Fire?

Today I’m thinking about creativity, how we nurture it and how we express it. One of the writing organizations I belong to is the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. As you’d expect, we talk a lot about books, creativity and writing. … Continue reading

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Staying Motivated Through The Time-Suck of “Greatness”

More than three hundred THOUSAND writers sprinted from the starting blocks at 12:01 am this morning for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). There will be laughter. There will be tears. There will be millions of words written. And there will … Continue reading

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Are You Starring In Your Own Life?

Thursday is usually the day of the week that y’all get to be privy to whatever thoughts are kicking around in my brain. This week, we’re doing it on Friday. 🙂 Today I’m thinking about fear, and all the wondrous things … Continue reading

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How To Avoid The Dreaded “Creative Wedgie”

Welcome to Thoughty Thursday! This is the day of the week that y’all get to be privy to whatever thoughts are kicking around in my brain. This week, I’m thinking about the vortex of creativity I’m in the middle of. … Continue reading

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Two Takes on “Sexy” – Which One Do YOU Like?

I used up all my “Thoughty Thursday” energy in Tuesday’s post about The Worry of the Artist. Your comments were AMAZING. I can always count on the More Cowbell Posse to make me think and keep me smiling. Even when … Continue reading

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