Native Americans in the United States began over tens of thousands of years ago. Many archaeologists believe it may have  been about 1200 BC. For the past 500 years, Native American people have faced multiple issues, including genocide, dislocation, and various forms of physical, mental, and social abuse. Today, things are looking brighter for Native…

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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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“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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“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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