Once a year, people around the world celebrate International Creativity Month in January to remind themselves and others about the power of creativity. This 10 letter word has so many possibilities that its impossible to capture them all in one blog. But it’s definitely something each of us should think about to ensure we’re maximizing our creative potential.
How great does it feel as a writer when you’ve been mulling over plot scenarios and then BAM! It hits you. The whole story begins to unravel effortlessly in your mind and your fingers take flight on your keyboard because you’re so excited about this creative breakthrough that you can’t wait to get it in writing. That right there – is an amazing feeling. But creativity isn’t just about writing, it’s about so much more! You can derive inspiration from a variety of things by tapping into your imagination.
International Creativity Month was created by Randall Munson, a Certified Speaking Professional who is also an experienced business executive, a bestselling author, a teacher and an entertainer. If you’re unfamiliar with him, check out his ‘Internet Magic’ here. We just tried ‘What and Where’ and it blew our minds! Have some fun and enjoy.
If you’re looking for even more fun, check out Kissing 101: A Guidebook For Men by BookRix author L. Avery Brown and kick this Tuesday to the curb. Best read toasty warm (preferably a cozy throw blanket) and with a glass of wine. Get your laugh on!
I feel it’s safe to say that when writers publish a book, the greatest reward besides having people read it, is having your readers love it. What about when your work stands the test of time? That’s the ultimate accomplishment. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen has done just that. According to Wikipedia, it’s near the top lists of ‘most loved books’ . And Austen herself is also considered one of the most widely read authors in English Literature.
Today marks the 200 year anniversary of Pride and Prejudice. Undoubtedly, this novel has played a heavy role in today’s pop culture. Books, T.V and movies – they’ve all taken queue from this classic. Bridget Jones Diary, 2009’s parody novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the list goes. If only Miss Austen could have known just how influential her story and characters would have been centuries later. But it serves a meaningful lesson: you will never know how strong your written word will be perceived until you take a that chance, and publish it. Happy Anniversary, Pride and Prejudice. You had us at Mr. Darcy.
Yeyy, It’s Friday! But it’s still early, so you’ve gotta go to work. Womp, Womp. But wait, isn’t today a holiday of some sort? *Does Google search* Why, yes it is! Bye, bye boring-Friday-work-day, hello pajama beach day! Take out your bike, grab some hot coffee (who takes water to the beach?) and head down to the sea for a relaxing day free of: emails, work phone calls, and last minute “high priority” stuff from your boss, cause today – in case you haven’t figured it out, is Opposite Day.
Now is probably a good idea to call your landlord and tell him exactly what you think about your recent rent increase. And it’s probably smart to mix your colored clothes in with your whites for that load of laundry you’ve been putting off. Boyfriend? Girlfriend? Not today. You’re SINGLE! And wait… didn’t we say something about riding your bike to the beach? We almost forgot! Be sure to weave that 10-speed in and out of traffic. And remember to resist arrest and make pen pals with your cell mates, cause we’re sure you’ll want to stay in touch.
On second thought, this might be one of those holidays that only sound fun in theory. If you can think of any fun and “safe” ways to proceed with the day, leave us a comment so we can follow suit. Happy Friday, everyone!
And speaking of Friday, what are you plans tonight? Are you laying low with a cocktail and some eBooks? That’s crazy, cause we’re doing the exact same thing! Tonight we recommend a tear jerker. Why? Because it’s Friday and you don’t have to worry about having puffy eyes on a Saturday morning. See? We think ahead. Read the sad story of Ted, a teddy bear who recounts his experiences from a previous owner.