Sunday, April 12, 2020

Have You Been Waiting for the Right Time to Start Journaling


If you're like me, it's not unusual for family and friends to give me journals on my birthday, Christmas, and special occasions. In these days of change and challenge, now is the perfect time to pull those journals out from whatever drawer or box they are hiding in and capture your thoughts, feelings, and ideas.


Your grandchildren will think you for it! 

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Write a Poem A Day

During the month of April 2020, Writer's Digest is encouraging writers to write a poem per day. This is Day 6, so not to far behind. Plenty of time to catch up. Each day comes with a different prompt on the website.

If you participate, be sure to share one or two of your gems on this blog.


Happy Writing!

Sunday, April 5, 2020

How to Be Creative Even When You're Stressed

It's challenging enough for most creative writers to face and fill a blank page under normal circumstances. It can be even more challenging when you're under the stress of uncertain times.

Here's an article that talks about maintaining your creativity during stressful times.


Sunday, March 29, 2020

How Creativity Can Reduce Stress

During these challenging times, we're all looking for ways to maintain our spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. Did you know that exercising your creative muscle can help?

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Wacky Creativity

This link will take you to a Pinterest board full of unusual images. Your challenge:


Allow one of the images to inspire a poem or short story and then write it.


Saturday, February 8, 2020

"Where do you get your ideas?"


I get this question more than any other. Here are some great authors (Stephen King, John Irving, Alan Hollinghurst
Alan Hollinghurst) answering it. 



Saturday, February 1, 2020

It's Time to Make Writing Fun!



When I facilitate writing workshops, I tell participants to treat writing like a job. Show up every day, and do your work.

Sometimes, though, we need a break. We need to refresh and keep the work and enthusiasm about writing burning.

Here are 7 ways to do that. Which way speaks to you?