Tag: Ultimate Blog Challenge

Is Your Mood Related to Your Creative Output?

This isn’t a clickbait title. I’m genuinely curious. Is your mood related to your creative output — or lack thereof? I keep getting reminded that mine is. Let me explain. I finished the draft of RealmWalker (now RealmWalker: New Beginnings) on Sunday. I took a break on Monday. I started planning the next project (RealmWalker: […]

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Next Project

This is partly my mom’s fault. And mostly mine. This notebook pictured is going to be my project notebook for the next project. So what is it? A sequel. RealmWalker is apparently going to be a trilogy (if not more). The one I just finished is RealmWalker: New Beginnings. The next one will be RealmWalker: […]

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Making Money Writing

Yesterday, a friend contacted me on Facebook Messenger with a question. My daughter is interested in trying to publish a book she’s working on. Short stories and poems. She asked if i knew anyone that did that and of course you popped in my head. If it’s not too personal, can you tell me if […]

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Work Work Work

That sounds too much like the title of a song by Rihanna. I’m not stealing from her, I promise. I was given orders to take it easy to let my back get well. So that’s what I’ve been doing. For most of the day, I’ve read, crocheted, watched videos, and rested. My mind kept working […]

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Groups of Like-Minded Creatives

I have a question for you. Do you belong to a group? Groups online, like on Facebook, are OK, but I mean in person. Are you a member of a group that meets regularly? Once a month? Every two weeks? It doesn’t matter if the group is small or large, I think it’s important for […]

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A Tale of Two Shawls

It’s no secret I like yarn. (And beads, ink, paper, stationery, etc.) I don’t usually have more than one crochet or knit project going at once, but, well… I do now. You can see part of both of them in the picture here. Here’s how they came about. Yesterday, I had an appointment. I didn’t […]

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Slowing Down

For the past week, I’ve had to slow down. I’ve had a “hitch in my get-along.” In other words, I’ve had a back ache. It started simply enough and I thought it would resolve on its own, but no such luck. I resorted to going to a chiropractor this morning and already feel so much […]

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Photo Break

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is known as Little Switzerland and the Stair-Step Town, among other nicknames. Throughout the historic district, there are small parks and grottos with various flora and natural rock formations. This is just one of many.

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Video: Working with a Creativity Coach vs. Self-Coaching

A couple years ago, I did a presentation to the Ada Writers, a local wrters’ group, on the benefits of working with a creativity coach versus self-coaching. I actually remembered to record it, so it’s on YouTube. I decided to share it with you today for a couple reasons because it’s still relevant. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e49TfR5zs00] […]

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