Why do authors like trains? Here are some exciting discoveries.

“I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care of: for this moment, I know where I am going.” Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall by Anna Funder       Jessica Gross delves into why writers like trains…

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How to discover Christmas cheer with great writers and movie makers help

As Auntie Mame said, “We all need a little bit of Christmas.” This is so true, especially this year.  Authors and creative filmmakers created fantastic books and movies to brighten your Christmas. These treasured holiday artists’ gifts bring special joy from their magical tales that touch a deeper part of our hearts. If you’re looking…

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Here are three inspirational activities to elevate a writer’s creativity

“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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Why Writers Need Surprises and how to find them.

“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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Why do adults need a dose of Winnie the Pooh, a literary classic?

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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