An Early Christmas Gift

I posted this last season but for those creative artists who missed it, another chance. Download a FREE copy of the Artella eBook, Stunning and Simple Seasonal Salutations, an eBook featuring 10 beautiful handmade cards, complete with photos and descriptive “how-to” instructions, showcasing a variety of techniques such as rubber stamping, collage, and innovative paper… Continue reading An Early Christmas Gift

On Reading

READING “My eye frees what the page imprisons: the white the white and the black the black.” Ibn ‘Anmar of Silves One of the first things every creative writing teacher will tell you is that you must read to be able to write. You must read across genres and eras, read the classics, read your… Continue reading On Reading

Grants for Artist and Writers

Thought I’d pass this link on, a blog that concentrates on grants, residencies, fellowships etc. for artists, writers and other creative people.

Paying Attention

“The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention” Julia Cameron This morning on The Writer’s Almanac I read a beautiful poem by poet Ted McMahon called “Grapefruit.” An essay by poet Ted McMahon on paying attention. Worth a read. Today, set the timer for thirty minutes and write about yesterday, any part of… Continue reading Paying Attention

“I Live Now”

“With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.”Ralph Waldo Emerson How would you write it today only mattered? What if you didn’t think about past failures or why you were writing or what was in the future for you? There is a lot of information about living in… Continue reading “I Live Now”

The Midnight Disease

“Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.” Robert Frost I’m reading this book for a paper I’m writing and it is a fascinating read on the creative drive, writer’s block, and how and why we write. Unfortunately all my time this week has been taken up with… Continue reading The Midnight Disease

Chocolate Gift Baskets

I feel pretty confident saying that most writers are fueled by chocolate, so when I found these organic chocolate gift baskets from Intentional Chocolate filled with dark chocolate Gogi berries, chocolate truffles and more, (their most popular items), I immediately thought of holiday gifts and one for my desk. Not only are these confections made… Continue reading Chocolate Gift Baskets

Content Writing

I am working on a new post on content writing based on a Writer’s Digest article this month, but most likely I won’t post it until tomorrow. If you’ve never considered content writing…it might be something to think about while you are waiting for your responses to query letter’s you send out. Just something to… Continue reading Content Writing

Scratch Anyway You Can

When once the itch of literature comes over a man (or woman), nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen. But if you have not a pen, I suppose you must scratch any way you can. Samuel Lover, Handy Andy, 1842 I have off this morning which is two days off in a… Continue reading Scratch Anyway You Can