Saturday, February 4, 2023

Nurture Your Creative Self


As a creative writer, it is essential to nurture your muse. Your muse is that inner voice that guides your writing, and it is essential to listen to it. Without your muse, your writing can become stagnant, and you may find yourself struggling to come up with new ideas. Nurturing your muse is not always easy, but it is essential to the creative process.

One way to nurture your muse is to set aside time each day to write. Even if it is just a few minutes, make sure to make it a priority. This can be a great way to clear your mind and focus on your writing. You can also try setting aside time to read, whether it is a book or a magazine, reading can be a great way to inspire new ideas and keep your muse alive.

Another way to nurture your muse is to get out of your comfort zone. Take a walk, try a new hobby, or travel to a new place. These experiences can help to open your mind and inspire new ideas for your writing. You can also try to surround yourself with other creative people, whether it is a writing group or a community of artists. The energy and inspiration of others can be contagious and can help to keep your muse alive.

Lastly, don't be afraid to take a break. Sometimes, our muses need a rest, and it's important to give them that time to recharge. It's essential to take a step back and relax, so your muse can come back to you with new and fresh ideas.

In conclusion, nurturing your muse is essential for the creative process, and it's important to take the time to listen to it, set aside time to write, try new things, surround yourself with inspiration, and to take a break when needed. Remember, your muse is a valuable part of your creative process, and it's essential to keep it alive and well.

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Sunday, January 29, 2023

The Power of Feeling Like You're Enough

 When it comes to claiming the title of writer or artist, I've met so many people who write and create art, yet shy away from these titles. 

"I'm not real writer."

"I'm not really an artist." 

 . . . they say. 

Let me be clear. I'm not speaking of people who are rejecting these titles on principle, resisting being categorized into a box, or have other ways of describing themselves. I'm speaking of those writers and artists who are not confident in describing themselves in this manner. 

If you feel a bit of discomfort with these kinds of titles, the link to the poscast below will either confirm or affirm your position. And, it's quite possible that it may change your mind or evolve your thinking regarding being a creative person. 


Sunday, January 22, 2023

What's a Muse Anyway?

A muse is a source of inspiration for creative writers. It can be a person, a place, an object, or even an idea that ignites the imagination and drives the creative process. The concept of the muse has been around for centuries, with many famous writers, poets, and artists crediting their muses for their success. The muse can be a guiding force that helps writers to tap into their inner creativity and bring their ideas to life. It can be a reminder to stay true to the creative process and to never give up on your dreams. So, the next time you are feeling uninspired, take a moment to think about your muse and let it guide you on your writing journey.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Gifts for Writers

 As the holidays approach, consider purchasing a unique gift especially for writers for that special writer in your life. And while you're at it, get yourself something as well. 

Gifts for Writers

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.