Jul 24, 2011

Art and Science of Lightbulb Moments

I've come across a great read for writers, a book that provides exercises to boost creativity, but also explains how our minds work and what sparks those ideas that turn into gems.

I first came across this author on Joanna Penn's podcast The Creative Penn. Tom Evans is the author of The Art and Science of Lightbulb Moments.

I'm still getting through this book, but I'm loving it. The exercises are fun and new and prompt a different perspective for your writing. I absolutely recommend this book, but don't just buy it, make sure you try the exercises! You'll never get stuck in your novel again.

I'm also having lots of fun planning a writing workshop for primary school kids this week. My first priority is to make sure the workshops are fun, so I'm finding lots of tactile and humorous ways for us to develop story ideas together. After all, writing should be fun! The added bonus is I'll have my target audience for MY ZOMBIE DOG, so there might even be a sample reading. 

What are your writing plans this week?

13 comments:

  1. Thanks Charmaine. It looks like a great read to get the creative juices flowing :)

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  2. Thanks for your ook suggestion. And fun with the kids. I'm hoping to one day to run creative writing workshops for teens.

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  3. Sounds interesting, can you give us an idea of the kind of exercise it suggests?

    mood

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  4. This book is amazing! I second your recommendation :-)

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  5. 'The added bonus is I'll have my target audience for MY ZOMBIE DOG, so there might even be a sample reading.'

    This is absolutely wonderful. I have been toying with the idea of writing a MG novel since last summer, precisely because of my nieces and nephews, whom I will be caring for this coming week. Of course what I plan to write in their honor, they won't be prepared to read for another handful of years. Bit of a ramble, but your own journey has inspired it. :)

    Here's hoping your workshop is a smashing success on more than one level, C.

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  6. I should read that book. I can stand to have my creativity stimulated now.

    Your workshop sounds like fun. The kids are lucky to be taught by someone with such sincere dedication and knowledge.

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  7. I really need a book like this right now!
    Thanks Blessings, Joanne

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  8. You're going to have such fun with those kids! Kids love to tell stories - and don't need too much encouragement to get started - have fun!!

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  9. I do love a how-to book that has exercises helping authors to put information into practice. Thanks, girl!

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  10. Hmm, you've piqued my interest with the book.

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  11. Thanks for the rec.

    Enjoy the workshop.

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  12. Nice article, thanks for the information.

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