Lori's Blog on Books, Writing, and Creativity

Enjoy these articles on my books, writing in general, and the even broader topic of creativity. Although most have been written by me, I invite guests to contribute, too.

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Category: Practice

Do You “Risk It All” for Your Dreams?

Lori Wolf-Heffner | August 5, 2017
I’ve been reading self-help books on and off for years, and I wonder how they can promise that you can “have it all.” However, I also find these inspiring, and…

Don’t Be Afraid to Dig Deep

Lori Wolf-Heffner | January 21, 2017
Have you ever dived into the deep end of a pool, tried to touch the bottom, and then come up, feeling immensely satisfied that you were just 10 feet below…

The Role of Positive Thinking in Creativity

Lori Wolf-Heffner | November 24, 2014
Positive thinking pops up once in awhile in my social media feeds. It seems a new trend is criticizing its usefulness, though I’ve also read other critics who say it’s empty, even harmful.…

Learning From Others

Lori Wolf-Heffner | October 12, 2014
Perhaps one of my most loathed experiences in my youth was dance workshops, which was a shame, because the opportunities to learn from those was immense. It actually didn’t matter…

Storytelling or Missionizing?

Lori Wolf-Heffner | April 27, 2014
I idolized Jean Little in my pre-teens and early teens. Many of her books helped me understand other children. I do believe they made me a nicer person. One novel, Different…

David Lynch’s Secrets For Tapping Into Your Deepest Creativity

Lori Wolf-Heffner | March 1, 2014
Excellent article from the Huffington Post about how one of Hollywood’s most successful directors taps in to his creativity. David Lynch’s Secrets For Tapping Into Your Deepest Creativity.

The Mistake I Made When I was Young

Lori Wolf-Heffner | September 20, 2013
I made one crucial error when I was young: I believed writers only wrote when they were inspired. At the peak of my inspiration, I started new stories, sometimes writing…

1 of 2 Questions Any Creative Person Should Ask Themselves

Lori Wolf-Heffner | August 7, 2013
There are two questions that you need to memorize and train so they become reflexes. I’ll cover the first one today: Can It Get Any Better? We often use the…

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