Posts Tagged Creativity

How to Recover from Burnout

How to Recover from Burnout

  What transpires when a writer can no longer write? This is what happened to me in January a few months ago. While I have always looked forward to the post-holiday revitalization to reignite my creative juices and recharge my body, mind, and spirit, this year the relief did not come. Starting 2013 with my…

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Guestpost: Remembering Amy Winehouse

Today we welcome back Coach Olga Monroe who blogs about the positive and not-so-positive effects of creativity as we remember Amy Winehouse who died Saturday July 23 in her North London home at the age of 27. Janis Joplin, Sylvia Plath, Edith Piaf, Vincent Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec and Amy Winehouse are only a small…

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Guestpost: The Art of War Book Review

Today we welcome back regular contributer, Dave Baldwin who will share his thoughts with us about Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. Thanks again, Dave! I first read The Art of War in 2009, when the library didn’t have the book I was looking for. I kicked myself for having not read it sooner. I…

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Guestpost: Coach Olga Tames the Inner Critic

Today I want to welcome my new guestblogger, Coach Olga Monroe of Raleigh, NC as she shares valuable tips on taming that Inner Critic! Welcome, Olga, and I look forward to having you guest blog again here at aliceosborn.com! “When life turns upside down, stand on your head!”  I frequently recall this quote from Bapsy…

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Guestpost: Man’s Search for Meaning Book Review

Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankel Hi, everyone! Today we welcome back Guestblogger Dave Baldwin who reviewed Victor Frankel’s Man’s Search for Meaning. Enjoy and thanks so much, Dave! Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankel You might find it hard to believe that a first-hand account from the inside of a Nazi death…

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How Poetry Can Make You Write Better

Is your novel suffering from bloat? Have your words lost their bouncy and lean touch? Tired of the lumpiness in your paragraphs? Fear not, reading poetry can improve your writing and get you back on the smooth writing track. We tell each other poetry to make sense of our world and to communicate feelings when…

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Guestpost: The War of Art Book Review

Book Review: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield Hi, my name is Dave Baldwin. This is the first time I’ve ever had the honor and privilege to guestpost on Alice’s blog, so I couldn’t think of a book more fitting. This is a book that every writer, every artist, and every entrepreneur should read…

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