Shower Singing, Without the Water: Why I Love Karaoke

Communal joy — not perfectionism — makes a story sing! A great reminder from Amy Cohen, Creativity Specialist.


microphone-laying-wooden-stool-under-spotlight-23504944This morning I was reading an interview with New Yorker cartoon editor  Bob Mankoff in today’s New York Times Magazine. When asked whether or not an artist will redo an unsatisfactory cartoon submission,  he responded, “I often say the difference between an amateur and a professional is that an amateur really likes everything they do.”

And I found myself thinking, “What would be so bad about that?”

Not that I am knocking the rigor and discipline that lead to greatness. But everyone needs a place in their life where they can be an amateur. Eddie Cantor once said, “It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.” We spend most of our time seeking to achieve and to earn recognition in most areas of our lives. How many of us can honestly say we really like everything we do?

This struck  me with particular poignance today, the morning after I made…

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Carol Burbank Interview at Cheryl Holloway’s Blog

So grateful for Cheryl Holloway and the Women’s Pages for sharing my work and my new book in the blogosphere!

The Women's Pages

Our own Carol Burbank has a great interview over at Cheryl Holloway’s blog!

Carol talks about her new book, her work as a writing coach and the inspiring method called Storyweaving that Carol has developed to help people unlock their potential, their creativity and their joy.

If you’re not a subscriber to Cheryl’s blog, I recommend that you sign up, because Cheryl interviews authors of all genres and stages of their careers, and her blog is always interesting and timely.

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