Creative words: What they look like

Creative words: What they look like

Creative words: What they look like

Creative words: What they look like Have you ever noticed how there are specific words that are used when people are exercising their creativity? Well, at least to me, it seems that certain words are the forerunners of a creative exercise. For example investigate these: Imagine… What if… Let’s try this… See what I mean? It’s almost like creatives start out their creativity stint with specific words. And I do mean ALL creatives, even musicians, even painters. Especially writers. Writers usually begin with a what if question and go from there. Exploring our creativity means being observant, asking questions, listening

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End of Year Reflection: Love What You Have Done-Comprehend What Didn’t Happen

End of Year Reflection: Love What You Have Done-Comprehend What Didn’t Happen

End of Year Reflection: Love What You Have Done-Comprehend What Didn’t Happen As writers, we all tread the same path, and the end of a year punctuates our successes and failures. I love how we can plan out our goals and follow up on them, success and loss. Many of you have kept me accountable with what I wanted to accomplish and what I managed to do. As the year wanes, I am certainly having moments of reflection. I did some things right, and some were just not done. It’s fun to tell my blog followers when I make a

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Writer Recharge week three

Writer Recharge Week Three Once again hosted by Katy Upperman, Alison Miller, Liz Parker, Elodie Nowodazkij, and Sara Biren, Writer Recharge is your chance for a four-week jump start in the middle of a cold, dreary winter. So, we are already onto week three of #writerrecharge. It’s been a fantastic week for me. So here is how the week went: WRITE/REVISE : I worked on story beats again, this time figuring out length of story and where I think things might go. Then, I wrote over 950 words on The Galileo Strategy. This is most likely authorial throat-clearing and will

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Exercises for the writing mind

Exercises for the writing mind

Every great once in a while, I pick up a book and begin reading it straight off my bookshelf. It may be one that has been read many times or it may be one that has never been read. Recently, I did this and found a great writing help book. I had never read it, so it was like new and fresh to me. And to be honest, necessary. I needed to read it. The one thing that sticks in my mind about the book (name withheld as it is not relevant) is that the exercises in the book sent

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Can writing prompts break writer’s block?

Fight a block with writing prompts. I love writing prompts, or muse-tweakers as I like to call them. If I can get a person, a place, and a thing, I can write a whole short story. Recently I realized that this is what I do to break writer’s block, as well, and decided to share. There are a lot of random generators out there to help with this, and some are genre-focused. I laugh at some of the creatures that rise from a random generator. Like a clumsy, broken-hearted, striking wizard. Imagine the fun writing that one! Recently, I came

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