S1 E11: Creativity

Join Sarah and Rebecca as they discuss creativity and whether or not you must be born with the ability to be creative or whether there are ways that you can develop your creativity.  Listen in and then join the conversation!  We’d love to hear from you at http://www.thebookdialogue.com.

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18 responses to “S1 E11: Creativity”

  1. This is a fascinating podcast! It seems creativity is the work or production of a passionate interest or talent, whether acquired by nature or nurture. We see often that someone has a gift but not the dedication to cultivate it. And on the other hand, as Sarah so articulately puts it, anyone can be creative if they follow their passion with some hard work. I now feel much better about my own prose technique which first involves jotting down ideas ‘out of the blue,’ memories, and basically lots of random thought, fact-checking, etc. I always criticize this as undisciplined thinking and illogical. (But white hat according to the professor) Then I move on to the purpose, and then the organizing, shaping and editing. (Don’t remember all the hats!) So happy to receive validation!

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    • I enjoy my conversations with Sarah. I think she has about 10 books going on at the same time. I remember when we worked through 500 Harlequin romance books together several decades ago. My uncle had a book store and, much to my father’s chagrin, sent the 500 books up to us by mail. It was quite a big box that landed on our doorstep. I wish I had kept some of those romance stories for they are treasures from the 1950’s and early 1960’s that give insight into that time. I am a detail person which comes out of many years of objective thinking, so, like you, my go-to place is logic, organization. There is a freedom of just letting everything go. I think that is why I enjoy reciting poetry these days. It is my way of letting the world move on without my direct supervision. LOL

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      • You have the best, best, best ideas!!! It was an amazing summer. I remember trying to read 10/day. Sarah was always a speed reader so I think topped off at 15. My fondest memory was the romance about a “would be” opera singer, who went on a game show and almost won the prize. She knew every classical piece but when she heard a modern song, she was at a loss and could not provide an answer. But all was not lost, because one of the adjudicators was the famous symphony conductor. Well.. you can only imagine what comes next… yes. Lesson with the symphony conductor (somehow he had heard her sing), who had a huge array of followers, especially the famous soprano, who conveniently became sick before a important performance. Who should take her place…. can you guess?

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    • My prose technique is the same as yours, Mary Jo, and I’ve never thought of this as undisciplined thinking or illogical. I see it as gathering my raw materials that I will then shape, refine, and polish.

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