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Probing the Problem: Notion Potion #8 by Jordan Castillo Price

Probing the Problem: Notion Potion #8 by Jordan Castillo Price

Welcome back to Notion Potion, your monthly shot of inspiration! Last month we looked at ways over, around and through the creative wall. This month, let’s look at ways your projects can actually turn out better, or at least more interesting, because of their snags. Have you ever been in the middle of a recipe, and then realized you were out of a crucial ingredient? Yes, you could go out…
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Dodging the Wall: Notion Potion #7 by Jordan Castillo Price

Dodging the Wall: Notion Potion #7 by Jordan Castillo Price

It’s time again for Notion Potion, a stiff shot of inspiration to get you charged up and ready to roll on all your various creative projects! Last month we talked about habits and routines that make room for the creative mind to wander and find new discoveries. But what about those times when the sameness is not so much a comforting routine…but a weird rut? When you’re at a stuck…
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Kicking the Habit: Notion Potion #6 by Jordan Castillo Price

Kicking the Habit: Notion Potion #6 by Jordan Castillo Price

It’s time to quench your creativity thirst with another good swig of Notion Potion and get those creative juices flowing. This month, let’s explore the pros and cons of habits! Yea or Nay? Many creativity blogs and lists encourage us to make small changes. Try a new food. Shop at a different store. Leave your house via the back door rather than the front. By doing something small and out…
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Shopping for Ideas: Notion Potion #5 by Jordan Castillo Price

Shopping for Ideas: Notion Potion #5 by Jordan Castillo Price

It’s time again for another sip of creativity juice from Notion Potion, a refreshing elixir for all sorts of creative types. Last month we talked about the stymieing effect of excessive perfectionism. This month, let’s have some fun while we go shopping for ideas! SHOPPING FOR IDEAS Writers often claim it frustrates them when fans inquire where they get their ideas. I’ve never had an issue with this question, probably…
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Perfection Paralysis: Notion Potion #4 by Jordan Castillo Price

Perfection Paralysis: Notion Potion #4 by Jordan Castillo Price

It’s time to rev our creativity engines and fuel them up for our next big project. It could be writing—lots of writers here—or it could be visual art, music, cooking, digital projects or anything else that puts you in that satisfying creative zone. If you’re running dry, here’s a little something to top off your tank—Notion Potion, where this month we’ll tackle the insidious issue of perfectionism!
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Hamburger vs. Steak: Notion Potion #3 by Jordan Castillo Price

Hamburger vs. Steak: Notion Potion #3 by Jordan Castillo Price

Hello from Jordan Castillo Price! It’s that time again—time for another sip of Notion Potion. Hopefully you’ve dissuaded your inner creativity-bully (like we talked about last month in Don’t Make Yourself Hurl) and you’re ready to ramp up your creative endeavors. To take your projects to a higher level, consider shifting your focus to quality. Imagine the following scenario: you sit down to a dinner that’s been lovingly prepared for…
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Don’t Make Yourself Hurl: Notion Potion #2 by Jordan Castillo Price

Don’t Make Yourself Hurl: Notion Potion #2 by Jordan Castillo Price

Welcome back to Notion Potion! I hope you were inspired by last month’s post about the way tiny steps toward a project can really add up. This month we’ll take a look at a creativity-bully that’s nearly impossible to shake: ourselves. Prepare to be Punished Watching reality shows is one of my not-so-guilty pleasures. I love listening to people’s more-or-less unscripted dialog, and I’m always intrigued by the way a…
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One Sip at a Time: Notion Potion #1 by Jordan Castillo Price

One Sip at a Time: Notion Potion #1 by Jordan Castillo Price

Welcome, old friends and new, to Notion Potion, which Wave has so generously offered to host! What’s it all about? Everyone who visits this blog is interested in a creative endeavor: writing, blogging, reviewing, and crafting—even reading, in which we “create” stories in our mind’s eyes based on some squiggles we’re decoding from a page. Many of us yearn to embrace the natural creativity that we could experience in our…
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Where Ideas Come From by Jordan Castillo Price

Where Ideas Come From by Jordan Castillo Price

Jordan Castillo Price is a regular visitor to this site and every time she shows up she shares her knowledge on different topics. Today she’s talking about storytelling. Who knew that there was so much involved? I thought you could just grab ideas out of the air and massage them, but Jordan shows how complicated this writing business can turn out to be. 🙂 Here’s her newest essay: ************** Storytelling…
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Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places …. by Ethan Day

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places …. by Ethan Day

Greetings one and all! Despite what Wave has likely told you, I’m thrilled to be back on the site spewing my very own special words of wisdom. Sigh…I do love to spew. While grappling with what topic I wanted to discuss with you guys today, I considered many things. Some of them even more serious in nature, like about writing and stuff. But after much soul searching and careful consideration,…
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Things That Make You Go, Hmmm by Ethan Day

Things That Make You Go, Hmmm by Ethan Day

When preparing to write this post I couldn’t for the life of me, decide whether or not I had anything to actually say. That’s tough for a guy like me to admit – you know, being all loud-mouthed and stuff. I pride myself on being able to provide a constant stream of information, albeit mostly of the completely useless variety, but still. I have my pride!  :grumble: My short-comings notwithstanding,…
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Southern Decadence by Ethan Day

Southern Decadence by Ethan Day

Hello one and all! Considering I’m once again back at the helm is further proof that the rumors aren’t true! Wave was not rushed the nearest psych-ward after my last post in February. I knew I was being railroaded when the CDC released their so called findings: that a daily dose of Ethan Day could be hazardous to your health! As if!! I’m just like candy, people! A few licks…
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