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My Writing Free on Goodreads!

There are some short stories and poems that (A) I don’t plan on submitting to contests, (B) have already won a contest, or (C) have already been published and the rights remained with me. I’ve been trying to think of a way to share them with you easily in one place and not need you to sign […]

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Monday Thoughts on Creativity: Risk and Failure

Monday keeps coming around again, but I didn’t send it an invitation… This is so extremely true. Creativity isn’t about waiting for inspiration to strike, it’s about living in an inspired state. That’s how I see it. Some times are more creative than others, but if I don’t allow myself to live in my creativity, […]

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Haikus on Pinterest

Let’s start this post with a side note: the plural of “haiku” is “haiku”. Very few people acknowledge that though, so I always say “haikus”. That’s what you’ll find in this post. Now let’s get on with it. One of my Pinterest boards now has original haikus by me! As many of you know, I’m a […]

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Monday Thoughts on Creativity: Creativity is a Drug

Alright, Monday, let’s do this. I think all creative people can relate to this quote from the incredible producer/director/writer/editor (etc.) Cecil B. DeMille. I find that even if my anxiety about writing returns, once I get going, I can’t stop, and then I can’t wait until the next time I can write, whether it’s in […]

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Monday Thoughts on Creativity: Ditching Clichés

Aaaaand we’re back from the weekend. Happy Monday! I think this quote is true of success in general, but creativity in particular blooms from original thoughts about the same old thing. In particular, think about descriptions. There are so many clichés out there, so many overused phrases that we accept in every single book. It’s really […]

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Monday Thoughts on Creativity: Travel Through Imagination

Happy Monday! Ugh…work…let’s go somewhere else. I travel all over the place through my imagination. When I’m over-stressed, I live in Morrowind. When I feel everything is too complicated, I live in the Victorian Era. And when I watch film noir movies, I live there for more than the duration of the movie. I get to be […]

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Writing Inspires More Writing

Truth: I haven’t had time to write much this week, just some notes and the beginning concept for another piece that is thus far planned for the distant future. It always disappoints me when I don’t get the chance to write, and before you even think it, I definitely don’t want to hear, “But you need to make […]

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Monday Thoughts on Creativity: Writer Ingredients

Happy Monday! I hope you have a productive day today! Here’s something to make you smile. Don’t you love this quote?   Doesn’t this describe writers just perfectly? We are curious in our ideas of what could and couldn’t happen; flexible in our ability to roll with the creative punches and adjust where necessary, usually […]

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Monday Thoughts on Creativity: DAY OFF!

Happy Monday! I hope you have a fantastic start to the week! I’m lucky enough to have the day off today, so here’s my (day-off-appropriate) thought on creativity:   A day off means excitement, and I’m going to channel that into writing. Here’s my usual checklist: Coffee – VENTI Chocolate – NO LIMITS I Love Lucy […]

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