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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.
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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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Encouragement, One Brave Step, and Inspiration

This week’s Next Chapter topic comes from Chapter 3 of the 12 Secrets of Highly-Creative Women: Following your Fascinations. Jamie asks us to share what helps us find the courage to take the risks necessary to make our dreams come true, and then challenges us to take one brave step towards our dreams.
Encouragement
I believe [...]

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The Next Chapter: Secret #1 – Acknowledging Your Creative Self

I’m very excited to be starting off my blogging year as part of The Next Chapter blogging book club. It was pure synchronicity; I discovered the Next Chapter site for the current book, The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women, yesterday and I realized, “I have that book!” So I dashed off an email to [...]

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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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November Wrap-up

It’s the end of November already – this month has passed by so fast, and I’ve both accomplished a ton of stuff, and not done everything I’ve wanted to do.
NaNoWriMo: I didn’t reach my 50,000 words on the one hand, but my initial goal was never to do that. It was to simply get [...]

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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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The Sunday Salon: A Crime Thriller Week

I’ve really gotten back into reading fiction lately – I’ve recently discovered that fiction for me is really the equivalent of “filling my well” when it comes to my writing. That, and watching movies. Both of which for the longest time I tried to avoid because they take up so much time.
Reading novels can [...]

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