Shawn L. Bird

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writing- the research behind Finding inspiration and voice July 4, 2018

Filed under: Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:48 am
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I am presenting a few workshops this summer, as part of the Murdering Mr. Edwards book tour, and as such I have been researching.  In the Finding Inspiration and Voice: a workshop for novelists and poets workshop, participants explore character and plot development through a variety of prompts.

I am using the prompts to shake loose new ideas and bring out things ‘your brain knows, but isn’t tell you.’  This is a very unscientific way to explain creativity and its link to the subconscious, but there is science behind the concept, and here are some articles that may be of interest:

Andreasen, Nancy C. (MD PhD) A Journey into Chaos: Creativity and the Unconscious.

“How to Stimulate Creative Breakthroughs: The Unconscious and Creativity.” The Academy of Ideas.

Seager, Charlotte. “How the subconscious mind shapes creative writing.” The Guardian. 2015







announcement- a new poetry anthology! September 29, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:07 pm
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I am excited to announce a new poetry anthology!


includes 48 poems on 60 pages

$7.49 paper

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$2.49 ebook coming

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visit some friends April 1, 2013

Filed under: Commentary — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:55 am
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