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How To Break Through Barriers To Creativity (or 3 Creative Trailblazers You Should Learn From)

Do you ever struggle with creativity?

For those of us who craft content, creativity is essential.

On the days we feel creative, our words flow with ease. Writing is a joy, and ideas arrive almost as quickly as we can jot them down.

At other times, when creativity has deserted us, making progress with our content is like drawing blood from a stone. A form of mental fog clouds our work, and progress is slow and painful. 

Thankfully, creativity is at least partially within our control. We can influence the levels of creativity we feel, and our writing benefits accordingly.

If you want to take control of your creative energy, here are three ways to do exactly that.

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Join a Writing Community and Enjoy These 6 Benefits

Are you struggling to improve your writing by yourself, without much success?

Do you feel isolated or alone because your close friends and family members don’t really understand your writing, or even what it means to be a writer?

Believe it or not, it doesn’t have to be this way.

Maybe you just need to work on your craft. Or maybe your writing is good enough, but you just need to have other writers around to discuss or share your ideas with.

You can easily surround yourself with other writers who understand everything you’re going through in your writing career and business, and who can also help you improve your writing so you don’t have to carry the burden alone.

To make this happen, all you need to do is one thing:

Join a writing community!

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Writers’ Rough Drafts – Episode #65 With Dorie Clark

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Dorie Clark is a best-selling author, professional speaker, professor, jazz music and documentary film producer, and occasional stand-up comedian. Described by The New York Times as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives,” she has made a name for herself by doing just that. After graduating from Smith College with honors at the age of 18, she then enrolled in a Master’s program at Harvard Divinity School. The next step was obvious, to become a campaign spokesperson for a presidential candidate, and she has continued on this path of reinvention ever since, often as a sought-after speaker and consultant for various corporations and conference events. 

Her breakout book, Stand Out: How To Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It, was named Inc. magazine’s #1 business book of 2015. She has gone on to author two more, Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future and Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive. A recent nominee for the Thinkers50 2019 Global Ranking, her insights and opinions are valued internationally, not only because of her platform and notoriety, but because they are just that good and full of depth and quality.

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It’s Important for Writers To Evaluate And Assess Themselves After Every Piece of Writing

Piece completed. Sent. Saved. Stored. 

On to the next. Right? 

No. 

Wowsers! Hold it right there, just one moment. Slow down. Don’t just dump it into your saved documents right away and be done with it just like that … jeesh!

Ask yourself this: Just how satisfied are you with your piece, article, or draft after you’re done with it? It’s now time to reflect and evaluate. 

Are you observing your work after every project? Are you taking notes? Are you taking into account the flaws and holes in your game? 

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