How To Spark Creativity During COVID With Author KJ Dell'Antonia


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How's your creativity these days? A lot of us are finding it tough to focus and tap into the creative parts of our brain.

2020 is a creativity killer for a lot of us. But, it doesn't have to be that way.

Author KJ Dell'Antonia is having one of her best years yet as a writer despite the pandemic.

KJ is a host of the popular writing podcast, #AmWriting, and is the former editor of The New York Times' Motherlode blog. Her parenting book "How to be a Happier Parent" is a staple for new parents.

Her fiction debut, "The Chicken Sisters," landed in bookstores this week. And Reese Witherspoon just named it her December book club pick. Witherspoon's literary blessing is like gold in the book world.

How does KJ spark her own creativity each day? She sets a timer. Yes, a timer.

On this Dying to Ask:

  • How to use KJ's timer method to spark your own creativity for a big project
  • Learn other techniques to eliminate distraction and give your brain the freedom to create
  • And what it's like to try to get a book noticed in the world when you can't travel and do book signings

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