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Morning Pages—Waste of Time or Magical Genius?

If you spend enough time in the creative world, you'll hear the suggestion that something called Morning Pages will help spark your creativity and even get you out of a creative rut. Brainchild of Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way, Morning Pages consist of writing three pages of longhand, stream-of-consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning.  The purpose of doing daily Morning Pages is to work through the cobwebs of your mind, leaving the dust on the page,...

Where to Find Your Next Idea

“I’m bored,” I sighed, almost every day of my adolescence. “There is nothing to do.” Sound familiar? Nowadays, I’d give anything to be bored. To have a large spans of time and space filled with nothing. It’s what bliss must feel like, I’m sure. Why are we so clueless as young adults? “I wish somebody would’ve told me, babe, that someday these’ll be the good old days.” Turns out, boredom is crucial to creativity. Turns out an overbooked, overworked schedule...