Thursday, August 12, 2010

Validating Your Creativity - BlogHer 2010

I've been fairly quiet, for me at least. I am actively trying to throw out computer magazines from 2006 and earlier. I'm cleaning, editing, writing, and being gobsmacked by what humans are doing.

I knew I was missing a load of stuff because of the day job. I go back to the cubical next week. I gotta get a smartphone.

I don't lack for ideas but sometimes the evil wicked voice in my head likes to remind me how truly despicable my writing and how I should donate my computer to a good school. Or a bad school. The effect is the same as a writer's block only more painful.

It is important to remember that the evil wicked voice is the voice of inadequacy. You have to be louder. You have to soothe it into silence or bring out the lance of truth. What ever you gift is, you can do it.

It is good enough until it gets better. You keep doing it and it will get better.

This is a brief clip from the Writing Inspiration: Stoke Your Creativity. The panelist are Rita Arens from BlogHer, author Carleen Brice and her blog Pajama Gardner and Jan Sokoloff Harness who also has her business writing and communications site.


  1. What a lovely post! I'm glad you were there; sorry I didn't meet you face-to-face.

  2. You folks did a great job on the panel. There is more video, just have to find the time to edit and upload.