Creativity is not a mysterious muse-bestowed gift but a discipline that can be developed.
Writers already know they are creative. For both beginners and long-time creatives, this workshop will help you understand and predictably tap into your own creativity. To develop your individual creative process, we’ll explore:
- Creativity myths and misunderstandings
- Discoveries in brain science
- The secret of the notebook
- The power of both play and mastery
- Techniques for starting or continuing your own projects
Participants will receive a copy of Cathy’s just-published book, CREATE: Develop Your Own Creative Process. The exercises will help fill your creative well and focus on your own creative growth, even in this time of social distancing. What better time to start that new project? Or return to something you put on a shelf? Or explore different creative outlets? Four Mondays, September 14, 21, 28 and October 5, 7-8:30 p.m., plus one private 30-minute coaching call.
About the Instructor: Cathy Pickens’ first mystery, Southern Fried, won the coveted St. Martin’s Press Malice Domestic Award for Best Traditional Mystery. She’s published eleven books, ranging from mysteries (St. Martin’s), true crime (History Press), and medicolegal texts. Her latest, CREATE!, explores developing your own creative process. As a long-time professor in the McColl School of Business at Queens, she won numerous teaching awards. CREATE! began as a successful graduate business elective. She now works with business and arts groups, as well as women in residential recovery and prison inmates on finding their own creative path.