Month: January 2020

Start Here – Character or Plot

Ah yes, the age old chicken or egg debate.  Which came first? It’s among my favorite arguments, one that people like to cite as a conundrum with no clear answer, even though there is a very clear answer that we all agree upon but are too lazy to remember. (Hint: It’s the egg, laid by

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For The Love Of Reading – A Free Verse Poem

Read and Write to live a thousand lives, wishing you could be in a bit of each,   never to realize that yours is more marvelous than any other, unjustly, harshly judged, for being a lonesome, single experience, which could – of course – never compare to the miracle of infinite possibilities,   though it

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My 6 Favorite Quotes About Creativity

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” – Albert Einstein “You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use the more you have.” – Maya Angelou “The creative adult is the child who survived.” – Ursula Leguin “Don’t think.  Thinking is the enemy of creativity.  It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy.  You can’t try to

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What I Want For My Birthday

Today I turn 28 years old. I’ve always thought of birthdays as bizarre times.  They’re full of hope and happiness.  Friends and family go out of their way to text you and remind you that they care.  They provide a perfect time for reflection, for optimism (or sometimes dread).

Monday, A Letter To All Souls

Dear David (and all other creators), Congratulations.  It’s Monday morning.  The best morning.  The one with the most possibility.  The morning that was made specifically for you, appended to the beginning of the week, a glittering collection of moments for you to seize and savor. You’ve successfully turned Monday morning into a time you enjoy

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This Hangover Made Me Smile

Hangovers are no fun – everyone knows that.  But today (on a day when I succeeded in getting out of bed at 1pm in order to eat a dozen pancakes and then got right back under the covers) I’ll happily choose a different point of view on them.

Creative Recharge!

Saturday mornings are always some of the most interesting times of the week.  For whatever reason, they only seem to come in extremes.

When Writing Teaches Us The Most

If you’re like me, you’ll oftentimes sit down to write and find that you have no idea what the hell you want to write about.  It can be when drafting a story, a scene, writing in a journal, scribbling on some looseleaf we found… there are times when we don’t have a theme, or a

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The Truth About Writer’s Block

So I don’t actually believe in Writer’s Block.  Not really.  Not in the way most people use the phrase. (Wow, David, spoiler alert way to ruin the buildup). As a full disclaimer – something I do believe in is that everyone is different.  So if you suffer from Writer’s Block, truly believe in it, and

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In 2020, Journaling Is My Best Friend

Sometime around October of last year (weird to say that about 2019 already, right?) I started journaling on any day that I planned to write.  For the most part, this meant that I would journal 6 days a week, sometimes 7, sometimes 8 (don’t ask it’s this whole complicated time travel thing). I was pretty

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