“People frequently believe the creative life is grounded in fantasy. The more difficult truth is that creativity is grounded in reality, in a particular, the focused,  well-observed, or the specifically imagined.” The Artist Way         Every writer needs to find ways to be more creative. Inspiration is waiting from everyday things and…

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“Leonardo da Vinci travels to the Holy Land to uncover a secret that has shaped the fate of all civilizations.” ― Amerigo Consta, Codex: The Origin of Thought             During this period, with extra time at home, you have an excellent opportunity to discover new worlds and expand your creativity. You may…

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“Magic is the stunning art of surprising your audience so that nothing else surprises them.” ― Amit Kalantri           Surprises are the secret sauce for cooking up great novels. If you’re wondering about how and why to add surprises in your writing,the following authors give insight into the reasons for the…

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Reading Children’s books awakens adults to new ideas. Welcome to Pooh Corner.   If you’re looking for a children’s books to reread,  the best place to start settle in and reread Winnie-the-Pooh.  You’ll enjoy checking out Kathryn Aalto’s article, What We Learn from ReReading Winnie-the-Pooh. If you need more inspiration, check out 10 Reasons to…

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“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.” The Minotaur ― Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays It’s almost Spring, and we’re welcoming new things, new growth, and new hope. Nature is returning and blossoming. And writer’s retreats are budding around the world to give…

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