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Thinking Creatively : 2019 A to Z Theme Reveal


A to Z Blogging Challenge

It’s that time of year again! This April, I will be participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Every day (except Sundays) participants will post to their blogs something that pertains to a specific theme (usually) and corresponds to the letter of the alphabet assigned to that day. Today is the day when participants reveal their chosen theme. Last year my theme was “Creativity.” This year I’m going to expand on that theme and challenge myself by using prompts from Brainsparker’s free Kickstart Course email series. Heather Erickson Author/Writer/Speaker’s theme in 2019 is…

Thinking Creatively

Often, writers, musicians, artists, and innovators hit roadblocks in their creative lives. Even if they are still able to create, they feel uninspired. Brainsparker’s Kickstart Course on Thinking Creatively was challenging to me. For some of these posts, I gave my thoughts and experience on the topic. In others, I added more information, and yet others, I felt like I failed to grasp the concept properly. For all of them, I hope to hear your thoughts. I encourage you to do some of the exercises with me.

A to Z in 2 Places!

Once again I will be doing the A to Z Blogging Challenge on both of my blogs. Here at Heather Erickson Author/Writer/Speaker, I will share ways of thinking creatively. At Facing Cancer with Grace, I will be sharing ways to avoid burnout. I hope you’ll visit me at both places.

To give you a preview of some of the posts I have (and will have) written, I am posting the schedule. These links will go live when the post is up at 7 AM CST on the following dates:

April

1              A             Challenge Your Assumptions

2              B             Adopt a Beginner’s Mindset

3              C             Discover New Connections

4              D             Disrupt the Rules : Caregiver Klatch

5              E              Experiment and Learn (the Joy of Knitting)

6              F              Fast-Forward into the Future

8              G             Explore the Gap: A Fitness Journey

9              H             Take a Helicopter View

10           I               Imagine the Ideal Scenario

11           J              Join the Dots when Problem-Solving

12           K              Broaden Your Knowledge (3D Printing)

13           L              Listen to Feedback

15           M            Don’t Be Afraid of Making a Mistake

16           N             Let Go of What’s Not Needed

17           O             Consider Opposing Viewpoints

18           P             Making Prototypes

19           Q             Question Everything

20           R             Reframe the Problem

22           S              Simple Ideas for Problem Solving

23           T              Trust Your Intuition

24           U              Explore the Unknown by Making Pancakes

25           V              Visualize Success for Confidence

26           W            Find the Wow Factor

27           X              Use X-Ray Vision to See Beneath the Surface

29           Y              Your Charisma is Powerful

30           Z              Foster Your Inner Zen. Then Write it Down

May 8th                  A to Z Reflections

What Are YOUR Thoughts?

I’d love to hear in the comment section, below. I appreciate my readers as well as the writing community. To show that appreciation, I use Comment Luv. Just leave a comment below and your latest post will get a link next to it. Thank you!

About Heather Erickson The Ericksons

I am an author, writer, and speaker and homeschooling mom of 3. Since doctors diagnosed my husband, Dan with stage IV lung cancer in 2012, I’ve focused my writing and speaking on helping cancer patients and their families advocate for themselves and live life to the fullest, in spite of their illness. My goal is to help people face cancer with grace. My books are available at Amazon.com:

The Memory Maker’s Journal 

Facing Cancer as a Friend: How to Support Someone Who Has Cancer

Facing Cancer as a Parent: Helping Your Children Cope with Your Cancer

I also blog about living with cancer at Facing Cancer with Grace.

 

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6 comments on “Thinking Creatively : 2019 A to Z Theme Reveal

Good luck. Sounds like a cool topic.

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Thanks, Liz. I noticed you had the 2019 A to Z Badge up, but I haven’t seen a theme reveal yet. I look forward to seeing what you write about this year.

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I’m impressed you’re doing both again. That is a huge commitment. I’ll be checking on on you, Heather.

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Thanks, Jacqui! Are you going to be participating in A to Z this year?

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Thank you, Patricia. Glad to see you are in the challenge again this year. I’m looking forward to learning some new words 😉

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Dear A to Z Challenge Bloggers,

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