Category Archives: Creativity

Planting the Seed

Yesterday was the Vernal Equinox, the first day of spring, and the beginning of the rebirth of life in the Northern Hemisphere. I always feel so optimistic in the spring. As the trees bud and the daffodils and tulips are starting to pop out of the ground in my yard, I am reminded that all… Read More »

Taking the Plunge

There are two levels of creation: the actual act of creation, which is a private act most of the time, and the letting go of what you have created into the world, which exposes us to all the positive and negative in the world. Comparatively, the first one is easy. The second one is much… Read More »

What Do You Value?

Recently I was reading the book The Creative Compass by Dan Millman and Sierra Prasada. The focus of the book revolves around the creative process when it comes to writing, especially writing fiction. I’m always fascinated by over peoples’ creative process, and thought Millman’s would be an intriguing one to get to know. I found… Read More »

Visual Journaling

“Visual Journaling speaks a language deeper than words.” page 9, Visual Journaling I was lucky enough to receive a small windfall this week, so I went to the one place I love to go when money is burning a hole in my pocket: the bookstore. A couple times a year, I make a pilgrimage to… Read More »

The Joys of NaNoWriMo

For the first time, I participated in NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. Although I was working on my memoir instead of a novel, I decided to join because I was looking for a writing community to support me in my creative endeavors. Although most creative endeavors are solitary activities, it is very helpful to find… Read More »

Spread Love

I keep forgetting how many haters there are in this world. One only needs to peruse Facebook, the comments on any article on a news site, or Twitter to figure this out. Yet, somehow, I still find it frustrating. I have spent the day defending slow runners from haters on Facebook. Too many people have… Read More »

Generating Ideas: Journaling

Writers write. Painters paint. Singers make music. Although they are different disciplines, they have one thing in common: they all create something out of nothing. And one of the questions that get asked of creatives, no matter the discipline, is, “Where do you get your ideas?” Most creatives hate this question because there are no… Read More »