Category Archives: Creative Writing

How to Think Creatively

By Dave Hood A student searches for an idea for a project, but he cannot unearth anything inspirational. A female writer sits at her desk, reflects on her past, but cannot find an idea to stretch into a poem. A … Continue reading

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What Prevents Creativity

“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”—Albert Einstein “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”  by Scott … Continue reading

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Making S.M.A.R.T New Year’s Resolutions

Tuesday, December-31-13 By Dave Hood “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” – Abraham Lincoln In the winter of 1977, when I was eighteen years old, I decided to take up … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: The Winter Hat

By Dave Hood “I have a hat. It’s graceful and feminine and gives me a certain dignity, as if I were attending a state funeral or something. Someday I may get up enough courage to wear it, instead of carrying … Continue reading

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Memoir Essay: On Savoring the Moment

By Dave Hood “Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.”—George Herbert Several years ago, I went through one hell of a time. During that time, I learned a great deal about how to … Continue reading

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Segmented Essay: What Is Normal?

Friday, December-13-13 By Dave Hood “To be normal is the ideal aim of the unsuccessful.” ― Carl Jung “When your ideas shatter established though, expect blowback.”—Tim Fargo What is normal? Webster’s dictionary suggests that normal means to conform to a … Continue reading

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Creative Nonfiction: Myths of Creativity

By Dave Hood The world is flooded with creative people who have enriched our civilization with new ideas, inventions, discoveries, objects of art, such as painting, sculpture, photography. Imagine a world without art? Imagine a world without inventions, such as … Continue reading

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