Take a Rest From Creativity

Take a Rest From Creativity

Dear friend, I don’t know about you, but when people asked me how I was doing when I was a teenager, the common answer was, “Tired but good.” I wasn’t a terribly busy teenager. You know, the goes-to-school-works-a-job-plays-sports-has-a-social-life teenager. I was...
3 Ways to Freeze Inspiration In Its Tracks

3 Ways to Freeze Inspiration In Its Tracks

Dear friend, Do you ever have a day when you just are feeling TOO inspired? I can relate. Just the other day, I was being too creative and had to put a stop to that nonsense. Here are three ways you can tell those pesky inspirational moments, “No!” Keep Yourself Busy...
The Inspiration of Good Friends

The Inspiration of Good Friends

Dear friend, That’s what I was thinking about today. Friends. Friends have a powerful influence over our lives. They have inspired me to live better. They have helped me solve creative problems. Choosing who your friends are is important. My friend Vella wrote an...
Secret in Sand: A Short Story

Secret in Sand: A Short Story

Dear friend, This week I wrote a short story inspired by the prompt for this summer’s writing contest. I hope you have as much fun reading it as I had writing it! ~ Seagulls screeched at each other over waves crashing on the sandy shoreline. Wind whistled in...
Write Away

Write Away

Dear friend, Storytelling has always been something I’ve been drawn to. When I was little, it took the form of dress up and pretend in the backyard or basement of my childhood home. I got a little older and it looked like the drawings I made in all of my sketchbooks...
Are You on the Right Path?

Are You on the Right Path?

Dear friend, Right after high school and throughout your twenties is about the time you find yourself worrying about planning for the future. First, it’s deciding on a career path you think you might like. (But what if you end up hating it?) And then it’s applying to...
Finding Inspiration in Music

Finding Inspiration in Music

Dear friend, Music can be inspiring. It can be comforting. Songs can make us sad and they can make us feel happy. According to this video that talks about the benefits of music, it can even help our memories. One of my favorite things The type of music I listen to...
What Are You Planting?

What Are You Planting?

Dear friend, The other day I got the chance to plant some sunflowers and zinnias in a raised bed at The Company. I was only outside for about forty-five minutes, but the satisfying feeling of washing dirt from under my nails and a job well done was unmistakable. When...
The Ultimate Source of Creativity

The Ultimate Source of Creativity

Dear friend, I am in a time of life that makes me uncertain about many things. It’s a hazard of being a young adult. (Alli Prince has a great article on how to survive being a young adult.) Heck, it’s a hazard of being human. “Don’t know what I’m going to do after...
A Writing Contest?

A Writing Contest?

Dear friend, Fiction is frequently a source of inspiration to me (especially considering I’m training to become a professional author.) Writing stories helps you see inspiration in the lives of strangers, in games you play with friends, in the what-ifs of the endings...

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