Tag: Creativity

iphoneography and writing

How I Blend Imagery & Words as a Creative

Do I love photography more than writing? A question that will never be answered. I’m as much a photographer as a writer, although – alas – my photos haven’t supported me financially in the same way as words. But they do support me in planting the creative bug (seed, sparkler, energy) that I need to keep my writing chops alive… Read more →

Nancy Hendrickson writing challenge 88

Sometimes a Picture is Worth 10K Words – #challenge 88

I am just in love with pictures as I am with words. For this challenge, use any picture you choose and write a ONE WORD story. On Twitter or Instagram use the hashtag #challenge88. I’ll post them here. Please upload your photo to Twitter or Instagram of Facebook so we can all enjoy your story. (I’m @nhendricksonauthor on Instagram, nhendrickson1… Read more →

What short story does this photo make you want to write?

How to find a whopper of a story

Want an idea for a great story?  Read on . . . I’m an avid iphoneographer and I love driving around town taking shots. This one was taken with the iPhone 6S and the Hipstamatic app. (Sergio Lens, Maximus LXIX film). It’s a picture of the Mission San Diego de Alcala, the first of the California missions. Looking at the picture,… Read more →

Short story exercise, steal a line

Steal a Line . . . Then Write

In the spring I took a short story writing course from Cornelia Feye, author of Spring of Tears and House of the Fox. As a non-fiction author, these types of classes scare the heck out of me – but as it turned out I managed to write a fairly decent short story. What you’ll read below isn’t the short story,… Read more →

freelance writing resources


From July 2015 through the end of December I became the primary caregiver/support for my dear friend who suffered a massive stroke. During that time my work suffered and I became more run down than I’ve ever been before. For someone like me who is a high producer, those five months were a challenge. Coming into January I had an epiphany about… Read more →

Treasure Map

You’ve heard the self-help gurus talk about treasure maps, yes? If not, a treasure map is a graphical representation of the things you want to manifest in your life. I’ve done several treasure maps over time and found them to be incredibly powerful because  . . .  they work! One of my friends (another Nancy) did one with me several… Read more →

Monday – Creativity Reflection

My writing friends – I’ve decided to use each Monday as an opportunity to post a thought-provoking quote and write a few words about how I see the idea coloring my writing week. Let me know what you think about this idea. I’ve written a lot of really bad stuff over the years, and tossed the majority. I’ve also come… Read more →

This Makes Me Feel Like Giggling!

Tickle my brain . . . sounds great for inspiring new ideas, but how? read a new genre (vampire romance) ask my waitress about her favorite eatery try a new ice cream flavor (whiskey prune?) reverse my walking route take a nap (zzzzzz) stay up all night write flash non-fiction (500 words or less) read this post by Jessica Macbeth… Read more →