Empowering Creativity

For over 16 years Chris Dunmire's award-winning Creativity Portal has encouraged, inspired, and empowered individuals towards exploring and expressing creativity at work, in business, and in personal artistic expression.

This site contains a community of creative voices and a treasure trove of free tools, projects, prompts, and positive perspectives from artists, writers, performers, and others the world over living mindfully and creatively.

Named a Writer's Digest 101 best Web sites for writers for its creativity content mutliple years over, it's an honor to be regarded among the most inspiring creativity resources online. Enjoy your visit! | RSS Feed


New and Updated Features

Mark Coleman: Make Peace with Your Mind

Imposter Syndrome: If They Really Knew Who I Am

Imposter syndrome commonly appears as the voice that says, "Who do you think you are?" This voice of self-doubt and deprecation haunts multitudes.

Anita Marie Moscoso: 20Q Interviews

Writer and Poet

I drove myself to read when I was six years old so that I could write the stories that popped into my head.

Sam Bennett: Start Right Where You Are

Buckle Up, Because I'm About to Get Deep Here, People

If you don't believe that you can be creatively fulfilled, well, it doesn't really matter what productivity tools I give you, does it?

Maria Chatzi: Creative Inspiration

Unusual Ways to Find Creative Inspiration for Art and Craft Projects

Do you need some out-of-the-ordinary places to look for creative inspiration?

Thomas M. Sterner: Fully Engaged

Thought Awareness Training: The First Step

To be fully engaged in an activity means to be present in this moment and in what you are doing right now. It also means to be completely content in that experience.

Jeff Herman: Writing & Publishing

The Knockout Nonfiction Book Proposal

The quality of your nonfiction book proposal will invariably make the difference between success and failure.

Susan Anderson: Abandonment Recovery

Healing Abandonment is a Creative Process

Healing abandonment involves summoning your creative energy. Your task is to create positive gains from adversity, growth in the place of woundedness.

Jill Badonsky: Nine Modern Day Muses

Another Fine Myth

I looked up from my latte's snowy foam to see nine Muses sideling up to my table with expressions of suppressed laughter, and the kind of raised eyebrows that foretell impending surprise. These Muses, however, were not of ancient Greece.

Aha-phrodite | Albert | Bea Silly | Muse Song | Spills | Audacity | Lull | Shadow | Marge | Arnold (the Bodyguard)

Molly Childers: Invoking the 9 Greek Muses

Creating with the 9 Athenian Muses

The original nine Greek Muses were the nine sister Goddesses of Imagination, Inspiration, and The Arts in ancient Greek mythology.

Calliope | Clio | Erato | Euterpe | Melpomene | Polymnia | Terpsichore | Thalia | Urania

Natalie Goldberg: The Writing Life

Good Advice for Writers

A dedicated teacher, workshop leader, and author of the classic Writing Down the Bones Goldberg has taught writing and literature for the last thirty-five years.

Beginner's Mind, Pen and Paper | Engendering Compassion | Alleviating Writer's Anxiety | What is Practice? | How to Flourish in Your Writing | Living the Writer's Life | Warning! (To Writers)


Read 20Q Interviews

Anita Moscoso
Nik Ridley
Iona Singh
Maggie Grinnell
Charlene Jones
Luisa Toaldo
Leif Gregersen
Shaik Ismail
Shia Lynn Toh
Ken Hillberry
Tanea Smith
Charlotte Rains Dixon
Stavroula Papadopoulos
Andrew Utter
Kadira Jennings
Lorie Denhardt
Karen Pilarski
Matthew Crowder
Alyice Edrich
Elisa Brown
Gina Quarles
Maria Chatzi
Juliette Jeanclaude
Cherie Roe Dirksen
Marcia West
Julie Hoyle
Naomi Rifkin
Marjorie Sarnat
Joanna Bennett
Shannon Ganshorn
Karsten Skyum Larsen
Patricia J. Mosca
Tina Verduzco
Sylvie Branch
Jacqueline Dempsey-Cohen
Liz Krause
Michael W. Roberts
Susan Hornfeld
Laura Thykeson
Dawn Kotzer
Judith Westerfield
Deonne Kahler
Cheryl Pallant
Bonnie Neubauer
Denise Wong Farah
Ralph Dranow
Peggy Titt
Cynthia Morris
Michael Bungay Stanier
Jill Allison Bryan
Monique Shine
Jacob Lett
Sherri Snyder
Jessica Goody
Tameko Barnette
Ed Glassman
Tom Evans


Creativity at Work

Overcome Blocked Creativity
Build Confidence and Courage
Evolution, Creation, and Stimulation
5 Habits to Spark Your Creative Genius
Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time
Play — The Elixir of Creativity
Playing with Possibilities
Stimulate Your Creative Genius
Spark Creativity at Work
Brain Tuning
The Story of Conflict
Managing Emotions
Fear: The Great Innovation Killer
Humor and Creative Thinking
How to Build a Better Idea Trap

Psychology & Creativity

Creativity — A Journey Through Hills and Valleys
Highly Sensitive Personality and Creativity
Creativity-Training Through The Senses
Depression: The Repressed Voice of Creativity
How to Re-enter the Creative Process
Mastering Creative Anxiety
Rethinking Depression
97 Creativity Tips