“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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Calling all mystery writers who dream of writing a classic like Murder on the Orient Express.               First, it helps if you are struggling with personal traumas.  It could be childhood traumas or adult traumas. You may have a simmering life incident that hangs around.  Now it’s time to stop…

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“Creativity takes courage. “ Henri Matisse Get ready Get ready to receive and accept the creative spirit to call you to action. “When the creative spirit stirs, it animates a style of being: a lifetime filled with the desire to innovate, to explore new ways of doing things, to bring dreams of reality.” by  D. Goleman,…

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Creativity is the answer. Why do we need creativity? Ryan Le’s short video tells you why creativity is important. Creativity is not just for artists, poets, musicians, and other similar and wonderful talents. It’s true that we associate creativity in artists and writers with living in foreign parts. Rudyard Kipling, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, Paul…

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“Look deep into nature, and you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein   The start of a new year is a great time to get your body, mind, and spirit in shape. When your mind and spirit sparkle, your body will join in. A good place to start tuning up your mind is to unplug…

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Being Eco-Friendly gives you a desire to preserve the natural and cultural places that you visit for vacations. Since you are an Eco-Friendly person you probably spend more time in nature. Spending time in nature increase your creativity. If you’re Eco-Friendly or if you just want to feed your creative urges you might want to…

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As an Eco-Friendly writer, I found a valuable resource in Richard Louv’s book THE NATURE PRINCIPLE: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder. He’s done tons of research to support his ideas that are the basis of his seven principles. One that is especially relevant for our daily lives is the following principle:  ”…

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