Welcome to our Sunday Salon, this week’s round-up of top tips to give your Creative Intelligence (CQ) a boost.  

Creativity and Living Abroad : The Frontal Cortex

Anecdotal evidence has long held that creativity in artists and writers can be associated with living in foreign parts. Rudyard Kipling, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, Paul Gauguin, Samuel Beckett and others spent years dwelling …

Creative Inspiration: The Pulse That Beats Within Us All | Zen Habits

Keeping the flames of our creativity close to an inferno takes decisive commitment. Fire dies without tinder, so will creativity collapse to ash without the needed fuel. Coaxing our creative core requires listening to the quiet whisper of instinct, trusting …

Finding IT: Creativity and the Flow State | Serendip’s Exchange

Creativity is one of the pillars of the human experience. A product of evolution, it has allowed us to solve simple and complex problems alike in order to ensure our survival. With the advent of relative evolutionary stability came the …

Daily Routines of Famous Creative People

With a collection including Vladimir NabokovBenjamin FranklinJasper JohnsFranz Kafka and Ingmar Bergman, the site is an Aladdin’s Cave for students of creativity and productivity. The entries are categorised both by occupations (Architects, Artists, Filmmakers, Musicians and Composers etc) and by habits. So you can browse to your hearts content …

 

7 Easy Ways to Energize Your Creative Writing Powers

When you’re feeling like you’re in a creative daze, take a new path. Do something different. That’s one way to discover fresh ideas and energize your creative powers. Here are a few others…