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Inspiring Creativity with Dave Storer

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.

How to Get Over Feeling You Don't Have Permission to Create

Several common lines of thought lead many people to the false conclusion that they don't have the right, or sufficient "permission" to create.

How Society Tells Us Not to Create

What are the societal forces arrayed against creativity?

How Friends and Family May Convince Us Not to Create

There are other forces at work in our immediate social circle of family, friends, and co-workers that often stop us from creating.

How We Convince Ourselves Not to Create

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.

Suggestions for Giving Yourself Permission

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.