The tides of inspiration and the creative process.
Archives for September 2012
Yesterday I stood around in a room full of people, in a city where I used to live. Many of of these folks I have known for all of my life and some of them for all of their lives. Family. It looked like the same party it has always been, a little smaller, a little quieter. There was someone missing …
In this video, K.M. Weiland points out three reasons writers need to be even more dedicated in stamping out the dreaded adverb.
What if your life changed in such a fundamental way – daily – and you never knew what was going to happen, who would you be when you woke up? A must watch!
The tunnels of our lives are those frightening stretches of the path that we must traverse to continue to our destination.
Today let’s talk about blocked creativity. The origin of my writer’s block was a bizarre comment by my grandmother when I was eight.
When a single father has his daughter say she wants to read Fifty Shades of Grey, what does he do?
“No conflict, no story” is a rule of fiction familiar to even the noobiest of noob writers. We’re told to pack in the conflict. Make sure there’s conflict on every page. When the story feels slow, just add a little more conflict. Conflict, conflict, conflict—it’s the fiction fix-all.
The crisp fall months are by far my most favourite time of the year. I love the excitement around the grape harvest, the many festivals and craft shows both complemented by the changing of the leaves. With that in mind let’s allow the colours of fall to inspire our next sip.
This word is tossed around loosely and means different things to different people. Soul was a common definer used to describe African-American culture and in this sense it centers on this cultures food. It supposedly originated in the 1960s and emphasized fried, roasted and boiled food dishes. These recipes used primarily pork, pork fat, chicken, […]