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7 Ways to Use Psychology to Improve the World

Social psychology and other related sciences have much to offer activists for a more compassionate world. In the invaluable guide CHANGE OF HEART, an advocacy expert shows how to promote change, particularly in individuals. read mor...

Women Cope and Hope: 3 Unusual Memoirs

Good memoirs combine gut-wrenching reality with good writing, leaving you feeling as though you’ve actually gotten to know the writer. Three new ones are eye-opening: about a woman who lost her memory, a woman who barely slept for two years caring for her disabled son, and a woman born without legs. read more

Writerly Flow Comes in Many Forms

With more than 30 novels and nonfiction books to her credit, Elizabeth Cody still wonders what will result from her next writing session, whether free-flowing creativity or highly productive deadline-pressured output. read more

Creative Writing Process Differs By Author and Project

As part of a Writing Process Blog Tour, read how this author’s creative process is different for each book, and learn to enter flow by setting yourself reasonable challenges. read more

What a Trickster Can Teach You About Creativity

The trickster in this book is a wise joker who misdirects for the purpose of loosening your creativity. Forget about pre-set destinations and try these original hints and exercises for writers and artists. read more

Heavens! Making Creative Fun of Paradise

We all have to make up our own minds about whether a so-called Afterlife exists, and this author has come up with a wryly amusing fictional version of a rather unexpected heaven. read more

Interview (about Creative Writing) with an Iconoclast

Quirky creativity, leavened with humor, makes some poetry enlightening and controversial. Read the interview to learn what it takes to loosen your creativity. read more

Interview with an Iconoclast

Quirky creativity, leavened with humor, makes some poetry enlightening and controversial. Read the interview to learn what it takes to loosen your creativity. read more

All Together Now! Let’s Spread the Word of . . . Reason

It’s time for atheists to stop being cowering wimps, claims an original and creative guide that shows how to get people—any people you happen to bump up against in your daily life—to mistrust faith. read more

Richard Dawkins Revises a LOT

Richard Dawkins’ autobiography reveals much about his childhood, as well as specifics of his creative process. He’s such an elegant and clear writer, that those words were particularly fascinating to me. read more

5 Foundations to Flourish?

What distinguishes creatives and business artists who flourish has less to do with wealth, ease, or freedom from challenge. Creativity consultant Jeffrey Davis breaks down his own case studies and compares them to the literature on human flourishing. read more

25 Truths Learned While Writing a First Novel

It took me a decade or more from that first thought of writing a novel to today, when I can lift my eyes and see copies of KYLIE'S HEEL on my shelf. Here are 25 things I learned along the way. read more

Autobiography Reveals How Richard Dawkins Writes

Richard Dawkins’ autobiography reveals much about his childhood, as well as specifics of his creative process. He’s such an elegant and clear writer, that those words were particularly fascinating to me. read more

Doesn’t He Know That Makes Me Want to Scream?

While working on a book about very happy couples in long-term relationships, I jotted down a list of my own spouse’s annoying (though trivial) behaviors. Silly or not, such habits may have an insidious effect. Unless... read more

6 Sensible Tips for Writing Creative Fiction

Good, fresh, quirky writing advice isn’t necessarily easy to come across once you’re past the beginner stage. That’s why I was pleased to see Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer. read more

Cultures Clash In Spite of Love

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni writes powerfully convincing novels about South Asian women. read more

Can a Blind Hero Win the Day in Mystery Novel?

Unique blind psychiatrist protagonist lights up intelligent, risk-taking dark mystery, Dante's Wood, by ex-lawyer Lynne Raimondo. read more

8 Great Ideas from Stoicism

If you’ve ever suffered from anxiety or depression, you might find some relief in the ancient philosophy of Stoicism. It’s probably not what you think, if you think of stoics as hiding their emotions. Here are 8 great ideas from that ancient philosophy. read more

The Art of Perseverance (Interview with Wanda Coleman)

Poet Wanda Coleman just died. She earned 3000 rejections before beginning to be published. She called it a gift that she was always able to enter a flow state when writing. Here's how... read more

Creativity Guides to Get Your Juices Flowing

Writers have a plethora of choices in writing guides, and thus fewer excuses for not progressing toward their goals. Here are a couple of good new ones... read more

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