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diane-lockward's picture
Jan.05.2011
I read Twyla Tharp's The Creative Habit with a red pen in hand as it became evident just a few pages in that I'd be making lots of margin notes. I want to share a baker's dozen of Tharp's ideas and words with you. 1. "Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is a result of good work...
diane-lockward's picture
Dec.26.2010
 I just finished reading Twyla Tharp's The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life. I loved this book and will likely have more to say about it at another time, but for now I want to say that one of the aspects of the book I enjoyed was that so much of what Tharp says about her life and work...
dashka-slater's picture
Apr.05.2010
Back in February, The Guardian ran a piece on “Rules for Writing Fiction” that featured sage advice from famous writers on what to do and what not to do. In general, I hate that type of article, which always makes me feel like I’m doing it all wrong. In this compendium of advice, as in most such...
tania-hershman's picture
Nov.30.2009
I have never read a book about creativity by a non-writer, so renowned dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp's The Creative Habit was a real revelation to me. So refreshing to hear from someone who deals in something other than words - an artist in her 60s who has choreographed over 150 dances - and...
jt-ellison's picture
Dec.19.2008
Last week, I discussed my realization that my writing system was irretrievably broken. This week I'll show you how I plan to fix it. We writers are a superstitious lot. We set ourselves up with certain pads of paper, certain pens and pencils, certain books ready at hand. We have specific music...
william-poy-lee's picture
Apr.21.2008
One nicety of living so close to the UC Berkeley campus is the ease of dropping in on lectures, international performances, rarely screened movies at Pacific Film Archives, openings at the Berkeley Art Museum, and the occasional, delightful student presentation. Last Friday, I attended the Berkeley...