Creative Writing: The Great Doctor
John Smith has a couple of years left until he retires from his job in London where he has worked for over 25 years. John has loved this job as it has involved him saving lives.
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Creative Writing: The Necklace
Well, my story starts the same way that everyone else's does, creation. Only the way that I was created was probably a lot different to the way that you or anyone else was. I was created in a silversmith. Parts of me were dug out of the earth melted or cut and eventually all put together, in a way that someone wanted me. Therefore, unlike you, when I was created, people knew exactly what they were getting.
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As thousands of people poured into the rectangular shaped stadium for what was
being called, "the event of the century" , the participants readied themselves
for the hardships they would surely suffer from the games. After a long
grueling season of intense bodily torture this would by the final chapter of
confrontations. Out of the 275 original members of the DFS leagues infant year,
only 20 remained. These men and women were not only hardened on the outside,
but on the inside as well for they had long since learned the weaknesses that
emotions bring. Everyone one present in the cubical that was called a dressing
room knew that as soon as the capacity crowd of 300,000 had settled, they would
no longer be comrades brought together by the common bond that friendship makes
but enemies of the battle field each one jockeying for the upper hand
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Creativity in Adulthood
Creativity is a concept surrounded by a number of beliefs and misconceptions. People believe it is limited to only a few; it declines seriously with age; and it is associated primarily with uniqueness or innovation or "artists" (Adams-Price 1998; McCormick and Plugge 1997; Runco 1996). However, research shows that creative thinking is a universal ability that can help adults manage satisfying lives and that is increasingly in demand in the workplace. This Digest reviews some of this research in order to identify ways to help adults discover and fulfill their creative potential.
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The global competitive forces are compelling organizations to develop highly innovative and creative environment, where idea generation is encouraged and serves as a live blood for organizational survival by creating a strong creative culture. Because of this pressure on organization to be more creative, they are turning towards idea generation and developing creative potential of employees.
Idea generation is one of the coherent phases of the creative process
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Edward De Bono
Edward de Bono thought to be one of the leading authority in the world in the field of creative thinking and direct teaching of thinking as a skill. A de Bonian thinker states, "There are highly intelligent people who are poor thinkers. Intelligent people may use their thinking to simply defend a point of view. The more skilled they are at mounting a convincing defense, the less they see a need to explore that subject, listen to others, or generate alternatives. This is poor thinking" (Wiesendanger, 1991, p. 73).
He is the originator of lateral thinking. His other main ideas or developments are The Six Thinking Hats and the Cognitive Research Trust (CoRT). Lateral (Parallel) thinking is a system of thinking which considers all possibilities resulting in innovative thinking, rather than just the traditional solutions to the problem. The Oxford English Dictionary defines lateral thinking as "a way of thinking which seeks the solution to intractable problems through unorthodox methods or elements which would normally be ignored by logical thinking." It means thinking differently: thinking not only vertically or logically, but sideways too. It means being prepared to put forward unusual ideas to arrive at a new thought. Parallel thinking is designed to help an individual solving a problem, understand all aspects of the problem it focuses more-so on constructive and co-operative and co-ordinate thinking.
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Deformations of the Deformed
In my search of inspiration for creative writing projects I was sent to this Website by a professor. This was not just any Website it was THE Website for creative writers of any kind. From Andy Warhol to the boy next door their work is on this site and it?s quite different than what you find in any book at the local Borders. The site is ubu.com it?s dedicated to experimental writing with mixed media. The writers combine sound, images, and text to create works of literature that may change the face, or cover if you will, of any book ever made. The most unique aspect of this genre is that there can be very little actual writing. While yes, you can go on this site and see works you find in any book there are a vast number of projects that could never be in a book for various reasons most being sound. When I first came to this site I thought, wow how cool, I could look at this stuff forever. Then I read and read and listened and looked and read some more until suddenly I realized my eyes killed.
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A Utopian View of Creativity
It is practically impossible to predict or to create the conditions which give rise to great literature, art or music. The introduction to the sixteenth century in your anthology discusses broad topics such as humanism, nationalism, and the Reformation which played major roles in stimulating a literature of unusual quality. It is intriguing if somewhat fruitless to speculate about our own century--to ask whether similar cultural earthquakes are occurring that will someday make the end of the twentieth century a period to reckon with. One can also speculate about a particular culture. Are Mennonites poised at the edge of an artistic breakthrough which will rival the creativity found in our history and our theology that came into its own during the past 50 years?
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Tibetan Thanka Paintings
Tibet, with its isolated, harsh geographical location and history of political and social remoteness would seem an unlikely place to provide a ?cradle for creative art? (Bailey 22). Yet it is in this desolate section of the world that one of the most intriguing artistic cultures has been cultivating over hundreds of centuries. One facet of what makes Tibetan art so unique and interesting is its interdependency on its religious beliefs.
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The Death of the Pepsi Man
One day while lost in the vast woodlands of Scotland, I came upon a pop
machine, I had no money, and because of my strong moral values, I felt I could
not force it open with a stick or break it with a rock, because that was wrong.
As I sat there leaning against it, I pondered how I could get a refreshing can
of pop. I got up and looked around to find a coin or a bill that someone might
have left or lost. After five or six hours I gave up, no one had dropped
anything that I could find. By this time it was now nightfall, so I slept
leaning against this oasis. While asleep, I had a wonderful dream of this pop
machine. I dreamed that it opened up and asked me to indulge in a cold
refreshing drink. Another dream I had was where every five minutes the machine
gave me a can from now until eternity.
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