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6 Things You Need to Be Creative

8 Oct

Don’t fear your idea. Get to know it. http://www.comfort-guide.com

I’m not talking about canvases, white boards, or expensive design software.

I’m talking about five personality traits you’ll need if you want to pursue that inner personal endeavor that motivates you. I believe we all have one. It’s that unshakable something we want to leave behind.

Some of us don’t know what that is yet. Some of us kind of do, but we don’t know how to accomplish it. And some of us are taking the steps to figure it out. As exciting as the prospect can be, it can also be enormously frustrating.

At PAX Prime 2012 I attended an inspiring talk that addressed just this issue: “Hope, Doubt, and the Light at the End of the Tunnel: The Struggles of Development.”

I thought I’d share a few wise insights from the panel. Hopefully they’ll help you along your path.

And if you haven’t encountered any bumps yet, be prepared. They’re part of the journey. Think of this post as one of those airline safety cards. Keep it in your back pocket (figuratively, of course).

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Why I Want My Daughter to Be a Gamer

17 Sep
Dr. Suess

Just another day of work at Cranium.

For many of you, your knee-jerk reaction will be to disagree with that statement. To you, I say, “Let’s look at some facts first, shall we?” I’ll even go so far as to propose that you may change your tune after reading this (if you don’t support games already).

Let me back up a bit …

Professionally, I used to work at Cranium, and I still freelance as a games writer. Personally, I just love games. Both kinds: video and board. So does my husband. He’s a 12-year vet of the video game industry with an affinity for board games akin to Cookie Monster and cookies.

All of those reasons recently led me to PAX Prime, a big Seattle convention for people who make and enjoy games.

I was surprised to hear three themes keep coming up at PAX, and I’m happy to report they all bode well for families who game.

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