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Escaping Creative Ruts

Escaping Creative Ruts

What is it that keeps us in a “creativity rut?” How do we escape these?  Sometimes we may not feel like we are in a rut but we notice how our passion has dimmed. Have you tried any new creative moves recently? If you always write non-fiction work, try writing a fairy tale. Or a children’s story. Perhaps as I suggest this you are quietly protesting. Does a fear come up that whispers you may have to work this a…

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The Writers’ Room Virtual Poetry Reading

The Writers’ Room Virtual Poetry Reading

The Writers’ Room Virtual Poetry Reading was an amazing event. Like beaming into a coffee house without the house. You bring your own coffee. We met on a hot Thursday evening without having to leave our homes. I sat at my old wooden table with my laptop open. I hosted this poetry reading that included writers from four states. We read our original work and we were fed with words that filled our hearts. Thank you to everyone who was able…

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It Takes a Village to Write a Book: More Lessons from My New Dog

It Takes a Village to Write a Book: More Lessons from My New Dog

There was Stryder, my gentle giant of a dog, standing on the table.  I felt overwhelmed.  Have you ever felt this way about your creative work? Last night I was sitting at my patio table and writing on my laptop. All of a sudden, there was Stryder, my gentle giant of a dog, standing on the table. He is now very comfortable in his new home; he no longer cowers in fear but jumps! He jumps on tables, on chairs…

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The Shoe Tree: Banishing Writers’ Block and Reclaiming our Dreams

The Shoe Tree: Banishing Writers’ Block and Reclaiming our Dreams

I could not believe my eyes.  There it was, on the side of the road. I blinked and blinked again.  May I read you this story? Click below on the audio track.   Whaaaaaaa? Of course I had to pull over.   I thought I saw a tree with all kinds of hanging shoes spilling from old sun bleached branches.   Wavy heat rose up from the highway.  Is this a mirage? I was driving on old Route 66, through…

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