MIDWEEK MAGIC (2)

Thankfully, we’ve reached another midweek. As usual,  I’m sharing a few magical moments to inspire your creativity. It’s so easy to get stuck in overwhelm and over-thought. It’s impossible to create from this place. This week’s magical moments (caught on camera) take us from grounded expressions of movement, out into nature, and then up into space.  Enjoy! Hold On To …

today, I've decided to stop

TODAY, I’VE DECIDED TO STOP….

Staring at my blank journal page this morning, thoughts flooded my mind of things I want to stop doing. This year. This Month. Today. This is just one of the many reasons I love journaling. As a writer, it feels like a natural extension of my work. It fuels my professional work but also brings blurry corners of my life …

Friday Favorites: Writing Podcasts

FRIDAY FAVORITES: PODCASTS FOR WRITERS

Last week, I got stuck in a train delay nightmare. I’m not sure what caused the delays, but what should’ve been a 35-minute trip home ended up taking close to three hours. My only consolation: podcasts. I used the time to catch up on a few episodes that had been meaning to get to all month. Podcasts can make almost …

Midweek Magic 1

MIDWEEK MAGIC (1)

This week, I’ve decided to share a few moments of magic to inspire creativity. We can find a lot of magic around us –if we look for it. It’s so easy to get stuck in overwhelm and over-thought. It’s impossible to create from this place. Tiny, magical moments of the every day pull us back to the center, the grounded …

10 Reasons Every Writer Needs to Keep a Journal

10 REASONS EVERY WRITER NEEDS TO KEEP A JOURNAL

“….what is more to the point is my belief that the habit of writing thus for my own eye only is good practice. It loosens the ligaments.” -Virginia Woolf From Joan Didion to Virginia Woolf to Victor Hugo and more, there have been countless writers who’ve extolled the benefits of keeping a journal, diary, or even just a notebook. From personal experience, …

Here's why you cannot be duplicated, ever!

YOU CANNOT BE DUPLICATED

At 12 years old I wanted to be Janet Jackson. It wasn’t enough to watch her videos and dance along in admiration. No. That would be normal. (Never my style.) I  wanted to be her. So what do you do when you want to be someone you’re not? You watch their every move, study them, and try to be just …

Friday Favorites: Writing Tools (for Maximum Productivity)

FRIDAY FAVORITES: 5 WRITING TOOLS FOR MAXIMUM PRODUCTIVITY

When I first contemplated writing full-time, I loved the idea that I wouldn’t need many tools. As a former nurse, I had become accustomed to entering patient rooms loaded down with all manner of gadgets, without which the job couldn’t be done. I’ve come to realize that to be a productive writer, you need tools, too. They won’t save lives, but they …

The Creative Prompt - The Shortest Podcast for Creatives

THE SHORTEST PODCAST FOR CREATIVES (THE CREATIVE PROMPT)

I spent 23 days feeling creatively blocked. 23. I counted. This was during the earlier stages of my writing career. I’d have days where I was excited to sit and write for hours. Words flowing freely, engulfed in writer’s bliss. And then there were the other days. Do you know those ‘other’ days? I’m sure you can relate. Thick, sticky …

Midweek Mashup: Roundup of articles and videos to help you make it through the week

MIDWEEK MASHUP (1)

(Midweek Mashup: Every other week, I feature a collection of videos + articles from around the web. Some will inspire your creativity, others will make you ponder a topic, smile, or even get up and dance.) It’s the middle of the week and I’m feeling off-track. Timewise, that is. Monday felt like Sunday and today feels like Monday. Here in …