The Functional Creative Blog

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Absolutely Infuriating

Sometimes you see a tool that caters to the desire to create something without any work at all. Something that, at first blush, seems like good design, but on closer inspection is just a...

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Again, and again

  Yes, I’m embarrassed that it’s taken me this long to return to this, but now I’m back. Bygones. So, what functionally creative offerings do I have? A few things I found that you...

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What if We Give it Away?

Ok, so here’s the thing. I have some ideas, good ideas, and I want to share them. How do I know that my ideas are worth sharing? I’ve seen them help people. And, I...

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3 Things to Know About Creativity

There’s been a lot written on the topic of creativity, and to attempt to sum it up in three bullet points is, well, it’s just plain stupid. So, here we go… 1. Creativity¬†is a...

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Yes, creativity CAN be taught.

Of course creativity can be taught! But I’m getting ahead of myself. Last week, Jason Thibeault posted an article claiming that creativity can not be taught. Now, I’m not saying that it’s easy, in...

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A Screenwriter’s Advice

“I think a lot of people dream. And while they are busy dreaming, the really happy people, the really successful people, the really interesting, engaged, powerful people, are busy doing.” – Shonda Rhimes Great...

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The Power of “WHY?”

“Why?” is really the core. The question can be asked as a follow-up to any answer, and be perfectly valid. It will, at times, raise the ire of those being asked, but it remains...