Tag Archives: creativity

She Could SEE It

They told her it wasn’t real, but instead, her imagination. It didn’t matter. She could SEE it. People and places. Pasts, presents, and futures. They’d shared with her when she was there. When she’d SEEN them. So many voices whispering. … Continue reading

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Keys

Her fingertips poised above the keyboard, hovering, a tentative touch here, a poke there, a word formed, and then another, a string, a chain, and then sentences appeared, forming a beginning that became a gateway, a portal, to another world … Continue reading

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Her Consciousness Screamed

Her dream balance tipped, spilled into her waking hours, opening her eyes, not to mystery, but to a reality possessing no tolerance for creative minds like hers. Her consciousness screamed, keenly aware that her creative mind had no business being … Continue reading

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When It Doesn’t Work—Until It Does

From the moment I published last week’s post I knew there was unfinished business at hand. That post, about finally unearthing a story for Following the Essence Stone, continues to fall into place. The narrative outline is done and I’m … Continue reading

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Fixing a Timeline

Sometimes, instead of thinking outside the box, I have to find an old box to think in. My primary project at the moment is editing Riparia’s Bk3. I love the story, but I’m not sure I’ve written anything quite so … Continue reading

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That Magic Place

Once upon a time, in a nightmare place, betrayed by those who should have loved her, she discovered a magical world, a refuge of love and found families. So very long after, she searched far and wide, her heart longing … Continue reading

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A Moment of Creative Spark

Plot origins, where do they come from? The sparks that are mine come from a multitude of sources. They’re also elusive after the fact, dreams lost after waking if I don’t hold tight to them. That’s especially true of my … Continue reading

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In Defense of Editing

In high school, oh how I detested editing, though then it always included rewriting. There were no laptops and desktops. I had an old manual typewriter, all my school papers had to be written by hand. Thus was my dislike … Continue reading

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In Thanks For Every Tear

Yes, it’s an odd title for the final post of a horrific year. Yet, for me, it brings to mind what I’ll most remember about this year beyond the death and suffering. It’s what I’ll come away treasuring on the … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of 10K Writing Challenge Gratitude

On December 21st I participated in the #10kWritingChallenge with four other writers and came away with a bit of a surprise that had nothing to do with numbers… First, though, the project. I’d already begun what I’d thought was novelette, … Continue reading

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