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Aug
22

Creative Quiet: Your Refuge as a Yowling Creator

Creative Quiet: Your Refuge as a Yowling Creator Have you ever felt frustrated and crazed by constant interruptions? Do you have to restrain yourself from gnawing on someone’s face just to finish a thought? This may be a sure sign that you need some “creative quiet.” Creative quiet is that silent space in your mind, reserved just for you, so you can maximize your flow. It’s a must have for any yowling creator. U.S. poet Carl...
Jul
23

When the Heat Wave Hits Your Yowling Brain

When the Heat Wave Hits Your Yowling Brain The L.A. heat has been crazy. Blistering temperatures of 100° to 119° have fried the southland. I tend to get irritable or even frustrated when trying to work through these yowling temps. My brain becomes too hot to think clearly. And yet, the heat teaches me something. It reminds me of that “hot spot” in the creation process: I have “nothing” yet have to produce...
Jul
1

Cram-Bam…Miracle? Embrace Yowling

Cram-Bam…Miracle? Embrace Yowling Do you hop from project to project? Does your mind nibble in a meadow of great ideas without finishing one? Do you lack satisfaction when you finally do finish? You may have a cram-bam approach and not know it. This means you ignore your yowling and wait until the last minute to start. Then you procrastinate, try again, abandon all effort, try again, get even more frustrated, and then try to internalize...
May
2

Yowling Creators Need Spiritual Release

Yowling Creators Need Spiritual Release Often the creation process can feel like a bubbling brook. It either splashes along happily or clogs with obstructions. Too many obstructions can paralyze the flow. Yowling from our soul brings spiritual release and dislodges us from such paralysis. It frees us from never-ending circles of despair and propels us forward into the hope that what we’re setting out to do we can achieve. Without fluid...
Apr
29

Beyond Writer’s Block: Yowling Creator’s Crunch

Beyond Writer’s Block: Yowling Creator’s Crunch Are you tied up in knots? This is what creator’s crunch feels like. Writers experience it as “writer’s block.” Business people say they’re “stumped.” Artists just scream and call it “frustration.” Many blame their “muse,” sadly whining that it went on vacation. In reality, creator’s crunch is much more than simple writer’s block....

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