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Lori’s Blog on Creativity

Getting to Your Next Step: Advice on Dancing, Auditions & Life from the Cast of The Next Step

The September 2013 issue for Just Dance! Magazine included my article on The Next Step, a reality-style show about an elite group of competitive dancers that airs on the Family Channel in Canada. Some of the cast members may be familiar to…

The Seeds of Childhood – Part 2

I didn’t plan a part 2 when I wrote last week’s blog, but the idea wouldn’t stay quiet. A magnet in my gut pulled me to the computer to publish a poem I’d written as a kid. I think I was in…

Your Creative Self vs. Your Ruling Self: Who Wins?

Rules are a common language in whatever medium you’re expressing your creative self with. Nothing emphasizes this more than a young child learning to tell jokes. Once they’ve learned the chicken joke, they start experimenting with other things that cross the road…

1 of 2 Questions Any Creative Person Should Ask Themselves

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 reverse question, “Can it get any worse?” in a bizarre attempt to…

Every Little Bit Helps Your Goals

The desire to achieve your dreams can be overwhelming. Maybe you’re trying to stop spending so much, or maybe you’re trying to write or paint more, or maybe you dream of running your own home business. It’s easy to see the big…

Writing Stories for Children, With Children

In my quest to expand my creativity, I set my notebook and pen on my night table. I frequently started writing as soon as I woke up, spending 10 minutes creating children’s stories to share with my kids some day. After a…

Assumptions You Hold About Yourself May Affect Your Creativity

I once did a few comedy improv workshops once for troubled teens in a local high school. Most of the scenes were about sex, so I urged the students to try something else. A young man spoke up. “You know we’re teens,…