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A Writer’s Challenge – Haiku, Photograph, Journal or ?

A Writer’s Challenge – Haiku, Photograph, Journal or ?

I read a fascinating article a few days ago about a writer who committed to writing a haiku every day for a year. Being one who enjoys a challenge I decided to create one for myself – and hopefully you’ll join me. This is my challenge to me: Do something creative every day for 30 days. For me it might be a haiku, a photograph, a poem, a list of books I want to write, a drawing (probably stick figures!), a beautiful quote,…

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Treasure Map

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 years ago and about a year after the creation we were sitting in her office looking at the treasure map…

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Monday – Creativity Reflection

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 to understand that allowing myself to make mistakes (or, as one of my readers said: allow yourself to be terrible)…

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This Makes Me Feel Like Giggling!

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 get in the car and allow your curiosity to take you where it will

Free Your Idea – Then Have the Courage to Follow Where it Leads

Free Your Idea – Then Have the Courage to Follow Where it Leads

Writing a book isn’t a linear process. You come up with an idea, you think about it, you change it, it changes you, you think some more, you write, you rewrite, you rethink (by jessica), you write some more. If your book isn’t coming together as quickly as you’d hoped, it’s possible you haven’t set it free to lead where you may not want to go.