What does it mean to live more creatively? That’s what I promised myself this year after two years of “checking out” to pursue a graduate certificate in IT Project Management and get my PMP certification. Success on both of those goals! “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to… Continue reading Six “not new ways” to ignite your creativity this year
“Where questions of style and exposition are concerned I try to follow a simple maxim: if you can’t say it clearly you don’t understand it yourself.” John Searle John stirred the pot of fragrant bubbling chili adding a dash more cocoa powder and a pinch of his secret weapon. The secret weapon, that he brought home… Continue reading Thoughts on Exposition in Creative Writing
Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company. Lord Byron It is 2012, spring/early summer and I’m writing a friend a letter about my life. “In the garden, irises, roses and columbine are blooming, the peonies seem to grow inches every day and they are full of buds but as of today… Continue reading Special Delivery
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” Stephen King Today, start your writing practice from the window. You can use this image as a start or wherever you are look out the window. Freewrite, start a poem or a story, a sentence or even just a word.
“The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time unlike, say, brain surgery.”— Robert Cormier (1925-2000) It’s been two years since I blogged regularly…I started ten years ago to build a daily writing practice and it worked. Writing here on the Internet to no one or maybe… Continue reading Writing…you don’t have to get it right the first time
“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower… Continue reading Let Nothing Go Down the Drain
“I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.” Robert Frost I loved the poem that The Writer’s Almanac presented today because it says a lot about voice. One Night by Jeremy Voight. If you’re not reading this on January 8th, you can do a search on the… Continue reading Discovering Poetry