As writers and artists, we understand our creations are the culmination of our feelings and experiences, but how many of us are truly mining our histories for gems and treasures to fuel our projects and our self-perception?Read more "Your Past Can Be Your Creative Guide"
Telescopic sentences present an opportunity for writers to transform simple scenes with detail and description.Read more "You can win the battle of the run-on!"
When, as a writer or creative, you find yourself feeling unmotivated, uninspired or just plain blocked, re-frame your perspective and keep an eye out for signs you’re on the right track.Read more "Reframe it, Adjust It, Find a Fix"
Through creative writing and storytelling, you can endeavor to increase your audience’s appreciation and acceptance of different people, different cultures and different lifestyles. And that altered viewpoint or perception can spark empathy and promote tolerance.Read more "You Are Your Stories"
When you’re starting out on a new adventure, trial and error are to be expected and you need to prepare yourself for some missteps and blunders. Instead of focusing on perfection and lamenting your mistakes, why not put extra effort into learning from your errors and finding a way to grow success from failure.Read more "Dealing with Failure"
To Fitzgerald, a successful writer must risk exposure and evisceration and be willing to tear themselves apart for the reader.Read more "F. Scott Fitzgerald asks – Are you willing to pay the price of admission?"
Just like the authors and artists who amaze and inspire, Robin Williams was a rare soul whose iconic roles transcended and amazed.Read more "A Little Spark of Madness"
In the wake of the Isla Vista Tragedy, the healing will take a while, but as Hemingway once wrote, we are all stronger in our broken places.Read more "Writing in Wet Cement"
“If we are passionate about writing… we will make room for writing with nary a thought to logistics.”Read more "“Passion Makes Time To Pursue The Lover.”"
As Carl Jung once said, “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”Read more "Observing Without Evaluating"