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Showing Up

What perfect timing.  My friend Beth sent me a link to this wonderful Youtube video featuring Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love, in which she gives her take on creativity. The idea of this conversation between me and this something wondrous outside of myself, that sense of connection, is absolutely wonderful.
And what I [...]

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Stepping into Prewriting with Collage

I took that step today, finally! After thinking about it and thinking about it, I finally  just went and gathered together a pile of older magazines and sat down with them at the kitchen table. Dylan kept me company – he cut shapes from paper to glue into a collage, while I went through a [...]

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Pre-Writing with Collage

The other day, I found this page at author Jennifer Crusie’s site, which details how she uses collage as a form of prewriting, and for continued inspiration as she writes her books. You can see the collages she has put together for various books here; Crusie has an art background and it shows! Her collages [...]

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Fun with a Writing Sketchbook

This was just what I needed to read today. I’ve been in a bit of a slump with the writing, now that the incentive of NaNoWriMo is gone. But Ann-Kat’s posted about her Writing Sketchbook and the pictures from her writing sketchbook are really inspiring. She says:
Looking at the screen and the college-ruled paper, both [...]

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Writing Intention

One thing that I learned during NaNoWriMo month is that it’s just taking that first step – sitting down to write. And an hour of writing can give me almost 2000 words.
So I’ve decided to set a writing intention: writing for an hour every day.
I’ve put my current novel in the sidebar to the [...]

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Some Writing Motivation

I was stuck in the writing of my NaNoWriMo novel, stuck at that part where it just doesn’t feel very good to me at all. And then last night, a funny thing happened.
I was surfing around, and came across this quote by Stephen King. It sounds like it’s from On Writing, though I’m not sure.
“Read [...]

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