Tara East has a Bachelor of Journalism (JCU), A Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing (USQ) and a Masters in Creative Writing (USC).
Who owns creativity?
The term "creativity" or "creative" was once connected solely with art. Now, both business and science have adopted this term as a way to cast themselves as innovative, relatable, lively and fun. Some even use "creativity" as a way to insinuate that they are progressive and efficient (though there is nothing efficient about being creative!). If business and science are adopting the term "creativity," does that then encourage artists to adopt the qualities of business and science? Does art need to justify itself or can art still be produced for art’s sake? Should creative be reserved only for the arts, or is the broadening usage of the term an exciting development?
Has the New Golden Age of television ended?
With ground breaking shows like The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Dexter, Sons of Anarchy and Breaking Bad having ended (and the monolithic show Games of Thrones soon to follow), has the New Golden Age of television ended? Are there new shows coming to replace them? Do alternative platforms/producers like Netflix open up the opportunity to craft innovative and risky story arcs?
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What is the appeal of time travel stories?
Time travel is a frequently revisited topic in both popular and literary fiction. What is the philosophical appeal of time travel? Does it simply speak to our personal regrets or to large global/political/social issues that we wish to undo? Is it egotistical to think that ‘hight sight is twenty-twenty’; that to know the negative outcome of one event/one decision would allow us to course correct and thereby find success? Can humanity (globally or personally) only learn or develop compassion through disaster?
Yes, I have been obsessed with the connection between writing and walking for some time now, so it was a joy to write this article. I am so glad you enjoyed it! Feel free to dive into the sources listed. 🙂
Thank you for the comment, Tamara. The connection between the body and our imagination is pretty cool 🙂
Thanks for the comment, Lottie! So glad you were able to learn something new 🙂
Thank you! What a lovely compliment and I am glad you enjoyed the article. 🙂
Oh wow! That’s fantastic! 🙂 And, congratulations on your recent retirement.
Oh, fantastic! Thank you so much, I truly appreciate it!
I’m so glad you liked the post. I wonder, would you be comfortable with me using an adapted version of this comment as a testimonial on my site and as part of an advertising campaign on Instagram? (Not a paid “campaign” just as part of a normal Instagram post on my page to promote this blog and my newsletter in general). In both cases, I’d be sure to link back to your website or social media pages if you’d like me to.
I’m so glad you liked the post. I wonder, would you be comfortable with me using an adapted version of this comment as a testimonial on my site and as part of an advertising campaign on Instagram? (Not a paid “campaign” just as part of a normal Instagram post on my page to promote this blog and my newsletter in general). In both cases, I’d be happy to link back to your website or social media pages if you’d like me to.