Why Isn’t Everyone Creative?

The key question isn’t “What fosters creativity?” But it is why in God’s name isn’t everyone creative? Where was the human potential lost? How was it crippled? I think therefore a good question might be not why do people create? But why do people not create or innovate? We have got to abandon that sense… Continue reading Why Isn’t Everyone Creative?

Talking without being interrupted

Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted. ~Jules Renard, Journal, 10 April 1895 I managed to leave the antiques fair yesterday only spending $5.00, and $2.00 of that was admission. As my friend Rhonda pointed out buying postcards and paper doesn’t take up a lot of room or if you’re lucky that much… Continue reading Talking without being interrupted

Never Stop Fighting

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~e.e. cummings, 1955 Today just a quote, my words seem stuck today. A hike did little to stimulate… Continue reading Never Stop Fighting

Surround Yourself with Support

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.— Mark Twain I received the phone call yesterday morning, acceptance into college. I’ll be attending the first residency at Goddard the end of March. The next step… Continue reading Surround Yourself with Support

8 Rules for Writing Fiction

“One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time and in others’ minds.” Alfred Kazin When I first started writing fiction I felt powerful…I had the ability to create characters, fill their mouths with my words, give them problems, ways to overcome those problems and maybe in the end a happy ending…or… Continue reading 8 Rules for Writing Fiction