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Dave Storer has been writing fiction for many years and, among other credits, has published a short story in American Way, the in-flight magazine of American Airlines. He has degrees in Biology and English, and Technical writing and lives in his home town of Ann Arbor, Michigan after having completed the requisite ten-year vagabondage on the West Coast. As a creativity coach, he focuses on helping beginning and intermediate writers and other creators, with classes and workshops that support all phases of the creative life, from setting and achieving goals, to skill-building and effective marketing.
Several common lines of thought lead many people to the false conclusion that they don't have the right, or sufficient "permission" to create.
What are the societal forces arrayed against creativity?
There are other forces at work in our immediate social circle of family, friends, and co-workers that often stop us from creating.
The most important permission you can give yourself when it comes to creativity is the permission not only to try, but also the permission to fail.
Specific things you can do to get to a place where you feel you absolutely have the right to create and can begin to connect deeply with your own creative process and start to actively pursue your creative dreams.
This collection of insights for successful creating is based on Inspiring Creativity: Powerful Insights and Practical Ideas to Guide You to Successful Creating and published with permission.
Repudiating You're Not Creative
5 Eroding Notions to Resist
5 Nurturing Practices to Embrace
Feeling You Don't Have Permission to Create
How Society Tells Us Not to Create
How Friends May Convince Us Not to Create
How We Convince Ourselves Not to Create
Suggestions for Giving Yourself Permission
Every Artist Gets Stuck
Reframing Approach to Getting Unstuck
Marcel Proust Approach to Getting Unstuck
Pottery Approach to Getting Unstuck
Buddy Approach to Getting Unstuck
Matrix Approach to Getting Unstuck
Spiritual Approach to Getting Unstuck
Reward Approach to Getting Unstuck
Hero Approach to Getting Unstuck