Tag: creativity

How a Desktop Detox Saved Me from Total Burnout

Posted February 28, 2016 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
How a Desktop Detox Saved Me from Total Burnout

Remember when I said I had to take time for myself? Sometimes the decision is made for you. If you listen close enough to your body, it’ll tell you when you need break. And if you ignore it long enough, you’ll wish you didn’t. Which is sort of what happened to me last week. News flash: […]

7 Non-Writing Activities to Boost Your Creativity

Posted November 20, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
7 Non-Writing Activities to Boost Your Creativity

Sometimes the best thing you can do for your writing endeavors is to take a break and focus on something else. Just because you’re not in your chair hammering out words doesn’t mean your brain isn’t hard at work. In fact, your brain needs this non-writing time to sort out all your problems. I mean, how often […]

Why Your Writing Habits Are Stifling Your Creative Potential

Posted July 31, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Why Your Writing Habits Are Stifling Your Creative Potential

“Creative potential” is such a frightening and jargon-y word, isn’t it? But here’s what it comes down to: Developing writing habits can be bad Okay. Let’s stop and rewind here. I’ve talked about why knowing your default writing mode increases your productivity. I’ve told you how to set up your own writing habit. And those are still […]