7 Ways to Get Motivated for Creatives

7 Ways to Get Motivated for Creatives

7 Ways to Get Motivated for Creatives

Don’t you love the word, CREATIVES? It so expresses us. AND YAY! I feel better! I know you are very excited to hear that…now I will promptly fill your email box with a flood of blog posts. I hope you are entertained. I hope you will be educated and informed. I hope…nah. Nevermind…I am just kidding! I wouldn’t do that! But lately, my email box has been slam-full of notices from marketers trying to sell me their latest “here’s how to get 10,000 followers” and “how to get 1,000 readers in a week” etc. Those emails often get thrown into

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See Kim cough. Cough, cough, cough. Kim is sick.

See Kim cough. Cough, cough, cough. Kim is sick.

I don’t know about you guys, but I hate being sick. Hate it like … well, like most anything you can hate with a fury. I just do not have time to be sick. But – there ya go. I am sick. Nothing to be done for it but medicate and rest.  It is a goodie too, with cough cough cough. You know the score. And when I am sick, I read. I feel bad, so I want to lie down. And there is nothing better than lying down, opening a book, and diving right in. At least until the

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Interesting facts about Memphis, TN

Interesting facts about Memphis, TN

I have been a lifelong Memphian. I always jokingly say, Memphis born, Memphis bred, when I die I’ll be Memphis dead, but sometimes I do not want that fate. I would like to be Florida dead. When I am able to retire I hope it is in the sunnier south. But for now, I live here. My book series is set here in a fictional town just south of the stateline, called South Lake, Mississippi. In South Lake, they say they are the sunnier side of Memphis. Yeah. So, since most of you are not lifers from here, I thought

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Sculpting out a story

Sculpting out a story

  I recently heard a popular author say something about how a writer works at their story, chipping away at it until the essence of the story begins to appear. It sounded so much to me like sculpting that I had to go to the Internet to check and see if I was right. Sculpture Techniques. A sculptor can achieve his desired results by either subtractive techniques (i.e. chipping or carving material away, as with stone or wood) or additive techniques (i.e. adding material, as with clay or wax). — Saatchi Art Yes, indeed. Writing is very much like sculpting.

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Event today: Author Rodeo Roundup

Event today: Author Rodeo Roundup

Today is one of my events listed on the events page, the Author Rodeo Roundup, and I am pretty excited about it. I love live events where I get to meet other readers and writers and published authors and such.  There is no better feeling than being in front of a crowd of rapt listeners. If you have been following my blog, you know that I have interviewed a couple of the guests who will be there. I am really excited to be able to meet them as well. Today’s fun will be at the R C Pugh Library on

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