All posts by: Lisa Rivero

  • Jane Austen's Writing Table

The Discipline of Passion

Resources for writers and other creatives “I don’t need discipline because I love to write.” ~ Jo Nesbø The Discipline of Passion, Part I A good friend sent me a link this week to Marion Dane Bauer’s “While I’m Talking about Aging,” a thoughtful piece about life, death, writing, and the choices we make every ... Read more......
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Bookmarkable Wednesday

Bookmarkable Wednesday: Resources for writers and other creatives It’s mid-week and time to pass along some good reads that have come my way recently. Distracted much? Creativity as a pathway to learning. Just in time to share with my Creative Thinking students, Scott Barry Kaufman offers insight into “The Creative Gifts of ADHD“: “To be sure, ADHD can ... Read more......
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Mindful Self-Care

Meditation is not easy, and it can be scary for anyone addicted to thinking. Meditation is an exercise in not thinking. We are forced to be alone with ourselves without our intellect as a safety net....

The Power of Story Across Millennia

“Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future.” – Sophocles What is the value of the humanities? One powerful answer comes from an innovative project called “Theater of War,” which presents readings and discussions of two of Sophocles’ plays—written over 2400 years ago about events ... Read more......
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Creativity Boosters for Writers

Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, prose or poetry, for publication or for pleasure, these suggestions will boost your creativity on and off the page....