Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Whack on the Side of the Head

A Whack on the Side of the Head...How you can be more creative!

I borrowed this book from a teaching assistant at the school where I work. I have only read the first chapter so far, but it is a very interesting and motivating book! It actually has exercises to try to challenge your creativity. It fits with my rule of only reading non-fiction books. I find that fiction books bore me and I can never seem to finish one. I think it has something to do with the fact that I am "wasting" time reading a story when I could be reading something full of knowledge or a how-to book. Since my husband and son are away for the week, I may actually be able to read this whole book. Then, maybe my creative juices will be flowing and I will start a project that I haven't yet thought of! I have a few projects underway from past creative moments...maybe I should follow through on those as well! I'm going to read more of it with my morning coffee.


  1. I tend to read almost entirely non-fiction too, feeling rather how you describe, and I mostly avoid "realistic" fiction almost completely. But I've started reading a little more "non-nonfiction" of the kind that makes me think. I'm discovering that fiction isn't necessarily just about stories... You might be interested in my blog posts Science fiction is good for the brain

  2. and Ella Minnow Pea. The second is a review of a novel written in progressively more inventive language as it avoids more and more letters of the alphabet (for reasons in the story), making it fascinating for the language itself regardless of the story.

    Or you might not, of course... but I normally have very little patience with fiction, yet still enjoy that one.

  3. PS please feel free to edit those comments together into one - I'm posting from my phone and am limited to 450 characters per comment.