Lisa A. Kramer

Author, Speaker, Theater Artist, Creativity Facilitator

On Creativity: Share Your Thoughts

Anyone who has read my work at any point should recognize one important thing: I believe in the power of creativity to change the world! That belief lies at the core of my authentic self.

Still, I can't tell you how many strange looks I receive when I interact with people and ask them to let go a little, to play with me in a creative way. I'm used to it by now. I've come to recognize that my joie de vivre, or my natural instinct to approach life in a playful and creative way doesn't always mesh with other people's reality.  That's okay, we are all different, and that is part of what makes this world so rich and wonderful.

As I nervously wait for my fabulous and incredibly talented editor, Anna, to send me notes and comments on my most recent fiction manuscript (working title: Tales from a Living Cafe) I am beginning to gather together the pieces for my next big writing project. I have been working on this idea in many ways for a long time. Finally, after a recent journey into self-healing and moving forward into transforming my own life, I am ready to dive into my own connection with the creative source, and write this book that explores my own belief in the power of creativity, especially when it connects us with collaborative energy. Perhaps I will call it the Power of Collaborative Creativity. We shall see.

Today, I would like to conduct some informal research for this soul touching project. That's where you come in. I would love to hear your thoughts on the following three questions:
  1. What does creativity mean to you?
  2. Do you consider yourself creative? Why or why not?
  3. How does creativity manifest itself in everyday life?
Please answer in the comments, or under this post, or even in an email to me at

Help me understand creativity better.