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Today I’m an iPhoneographer

Today I’m an iPhoneographer

Authors don't always just write


There are days when being an author means you just have to stop writing and create in another medium. This is one of those days.

Shopping at my local produce market I saw a beautiful display of pumpkins large and small. iPhone at the ready I snapped this photo then had fun this morning tinkering with it to create something slightly different from the original.

Here’s the deal: If you want to write for a living, find more things than words that feed your soul. Otherwise you’re going to starve to death.

Author Resources

Author Resources

Articles for Authors

Why It’s OK to Crash and Burn

Find Your True North: What Breaks Your Heart?

Have You Tried Flash Non-Fiction?

Anatomy of an Article, Part 1

Anatomy of an Article, Part 2

How to Become a Freelance Copywriter

Newbie Advice for Copywriting (Video)

Podcasts for Authors and Creatives

Rocking Self-Publishing (I was interviewed in episode #47)

Accidental Creative (creativity, productivity)

The Creative Penn (fiction, non-fiction, business of writing)

Helping Writers Become Authors (fiction)

The Portfolio Life (about doing meaningful work)

The Writer Files (interviews with successful authors)

ProBlogger Podcast (great advice on blog building)

Authority Self-Publishing Podcast

Recommended Books for Authors

The Field Guide to Flash Non-Fiction

The Field Guide to Flash Fiction

My Books (thank you for looking)

The Writer’s Portable Mentor (A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life)

Accidental Genius (Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas)

Crafting the Personal Essay (A Guide for Writing and Publishing Creative Non-Fiction)

Winter Count (a brilliant collection of short stories by Barry Lopez)

Mrs. Poe (a wondrous model for historical fiction writers)

*I am not affiliated with any of these resources. These are all things I personally use.


Welcome. My name is Nancy Hendrickson and I like to shuffle words around until they make sense. Sometimes I succeed.

I publish a newsletter, which is where you’ll find content not available on the site. I write about writing, photography, travel, history . . . all of the things that make up a creative life.  Join me.

Delphinium blooming again. Happy #writerslife

Delphinium blooming again. Happy #writerslife

I didn’t realize how critical it was for my creativity and general well-being to be able to be outside in Nature.

On April 1, 2013, I moved from an apartment that I never liked into a sweet tiny cottage. I now have a patio on the east side, beyond double French doors, and another on the north side, both of which I can see from my desk.

When I first moved, I went batty planting containers and containers of flowers, herbs and vegetables. Just yesterday I harvested the first of my cherry tomatoes and am in the process of picking sage that I’ll dry and burn in cleansing rituals.

The photo is of my Delphinium. Not long after I planted it we had a big rain (unusual for us) and it broke the Delphinium totally down. Happily, it has now recovered and as I write this I can see it out my window. This definitely makes for a happy #writerslife.

What brings joy to your life? What inspires your creativity?