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The best of the web as relates to creativity:

Think a press release sounds too much like fiction? That’s probably because the writer has a great handle on writing. Read this post that explains 10 Things Public Relations Flacks Can Teach You About Writing Fiction.

Not sure what to write about? Here’s an idea or three: Let Analytics Be Your Guide from HubSpot’s Inbound Internet Marketing Blog.

The the Creative Copy Challenge and show what your made of! These sets of key words challenge you to create a short story that incorporates all 10. This morning, a feisty, fantastic bunch inspired by Shane Arthur’s grandmother.

Len Kendall Tweeted the other day about the word “fresh” – thinking fresh involves strategy and discipline. Becoming Innovative involves using what you know and linking it with the unexpected. Use what you know, turn it, mold it, form it into something fresh.

How To Grow New Brain Cells and Outwit Competitors is another knock-it-out-of-the-park post by Jonathan Fields. He illustrates how physical fitness leads to success in his series on Fueling Epic Journeys. Get ready to fuel your own when you join Zia Hassan, who posted not long ago on this blog about How To Get Into The Best Creative Shape of Your Life. How similar are building muscle and building brain cells? What does that mean for the creative spirit? I’ll let you be the judge.

What kinds of things influence the creative process in putting together a logo? There are many, but have you ever thought about what the energy of your logo embodies? Carolyn Winter, a professional energy healer and life coach, analyses Chris Brogan‘s new logo in her post, asking Do you resonate with your logo? Do your customers resonate with it? Something else to think about when you are creating – how does energy, physical and perceived, play into your work?

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The best of the web as relates to creativity:

The power of creativity is an awesome thing, indeed. Look what the Favela Painting Project is doing for the slums of Rio de Janeiro! Amazing what a little paint and a little instruction can do. (Thanks, Mack Collier, for the link!)

Steven Pressfield interviews Jonathan Fields, author of Career Renegade: How to Make a Great Living Doing What You Love on his creative process. Check it out here.

The Six Hats of Creative Communication from Best100Ideas.com explores the different colors of creative thinking in the context of communication strategy.

Struggling to make every thought of yours new and creative? Check out the antidote: Why Being Obvious Can Be Original, Too from Danny Brown.

The lines are blurring… how everything is related to everything, or at least how sales writing is related to public relations from Amy Mengel. What perspective are you writing from? How will it improve if you incorporate the best of everything else you’re great at? What about thinking outside the box? Or knocking down the walls of the box altogether?

Need to brainstorm on how to brainstorm? Usual cloud technique not working for you? Explore all types of Creativity and Innovation Techniques from Mycoted, a wiki site dedicated to improving creativity and innovation for solving problems worldwide. See something missing? Add it! (Thanks for the tip, MyCreativeTeam!)

So you want to be a writer? What are you waiting for?! Check out 8 Must-Dos for Aspiring Writers from Amber Naslund. This woman makes things happen. She’s inspirational. Follow her lead and soon you’ll be inspiring others, too!