Creativity is one of those things I think about a lot. Is my writing fresh and creative enough? How can I be more creative in what I write? Every writer I know also thinks about and worries about the subject. Years ago, it was popular to believe that creativity was just something that some people were born with. Today, it is popular to see creativity as something that can be taught. Great teachers such as Natalie Goldberg and Julia Cameron are worth checking out if you want to learn how to boost your creativity. You may not agree with everything they write – I don’t – but the exercises and tools they give are great.

Today’s job leads:

1) http://www.inanews.com/about/viewlistings.php — The Iowa Newspaper Association has a job listings page.

2) http://www.mna.org/mna-resources/mnajob.html — The Minnesota Newspaper Association lists lots of jobs for writers.

3) http://nenews.org/jobs/index.html — The New England Newspaper Association has a job bank.

4) http://www.njpa.org/njpa/jobs/index.html — The New Jersey Press Association has a job page.

5) http://www.ncpress.com/ncpa/jobbank.html — The North Carolina Press Association lists jobs for writers and editors.

6) http://www.orenews.com/cgi-bin/internal/database/jobs/showjobs.cgi — ONPA member newspapers regularly advertise writing and editorial jobs on this page.

7) http://www.snpa.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=CircuitAddOn.employment – The Southern Newspaper Publishers Association lists news jobs, writing and editorial positions, and internships here.

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