Joy of Living Creatively: Tapping Your Innovation and Imagination

Joy of Living Creatively: Tapping Your Innovation and Imagination

Published by: Dr. Eric Maisel
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Can't listen
Jan 20 '09
Rating:   2
The voice

I can't get past his voice. It makes the podcast hard to listen to.
I tried a few times.

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imaago
Apr 12 '08
Rating:   4
Portrait of the Artist...by numbers

All right, a few of these episodes ("Doubting Process"; "Your new impeccability") have their useful moments, but they are way outswamped by what is ultimately a smug, back-patting, banal portrayal of "the writing life." You know, "You and I, we're not like others, we're writers, we're special--we drink pomegranate white tea, we fetishize the 'quirky' and the 'funky,' we need 92% more meaning than your average mortal, we love Paris, we fret about the relative merits of Freudian versus Jungian therapy, we like our smut with a soupcon of metaphor" etc. etc. etc. It's an odd mix of in-group flattery and stereotype mongering. Though the tone is generally encouraging, it's undercut by the occasional "What you do is not writing--_War and Peace_, now THAT's writing!" If you're at all like me (and I hope for your sake you're not), you'll come away from this podcast with a cheapened sense of vocation, due as much to Maisel's clunking sentences as his implicit framing of the novel-in-progress as an inevitable quirky, funky, tea-serving way station on the road to poseurville. Avoid.

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knitsewtravel
Feb 27 '08
Rating:   4
Too many commercials

The topic is interesting. The author's delivery is not that bad--he's an author, not a performer. But the commercials! Too many. The two minute interview about life insurance on segment 2 put me over the top and I unsubscribed. I'll find inspiration elsewhere.

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KiraE
Feb 11 '08
Rating:   10
I love this podcast

Dr. Maisel's stories and insights inspire me to live the most creative life I can. Job well done.

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blooper77
Feb 8 '08
Rating:   8
Great information, okay presentation

Great advice from a prolific writer on creativity. Lessons are well crafted and to the point. I have to agree with one other reviewer, however. Dr. Eric Maisel is clearly a better writer than teacher, and his speaking can be a bit lifeless. But to me it's a small price to pay, as there's some great information here.

Recording quality is great, as are all the podcasts availabe from PersonalLifeMedia. Check out their other podcasts; they have some great ones.

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bethanysum
Oct 27 '07
Rating:   6
...a little boring

This podcast has some good advice, espeacially if you are a writter, but I did not find it worthwhile. The voice is monotone, and it could not keep my attention.

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LuvLotus
Oct 12 '07
Rating:   10
Want More, More, More Creativity!

I love the concept for this show. I am so happy when I use my creativity. Eric Maisel gives me insight and ideas every week that I can apply to all aspects of my life. I feel like his delivery is so professional that I couldn't find a better place to stretch myself than in his experienced hands. I'm all ears. Give me more!

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Jillzilla
Oct 8 '07
Rating:   10
First podcast was excellent

The segment was well-produced, had nice flow, and good advice and illustrations. This particular podcast was particularly directed toward writers, but other artists would find his advice useful as well. The only criticism is that I wish it were longer, and I'm really looking forward to hearing what he says in the future.

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