Poems

A Poem For Today

Today Today is a gray kind of day. A let's wear jammies and not talk kind of day. A coffee for breakfast day. And one great cloud is scrolled over the sun Not caring.

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5 Practical Exercises For the Creative Writer

After you’ve written a paragraph, have you ever stopped to squint at the words, wondering if you’ve chosen the right ones to convey the mood you intended? Did you manage to craft a distinct voice for your viewpoint character, or does the narrative sound too much like you? Are your commas placed correctly? All the… Continue reading 5 Practical Exercises For the Creative Writer

Essays

The Life Changing Magic of Brainstorming

A new story is hard to write. And generating ideas to fill it is even harder. When you’re staring at a blank page, Solomon’s words in Ecclesiastes might haunt you: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” With so many great… Continue reading The Life Changing Magic of Brainstorming

Essays

How to Harness Your Boredom and Spark Creativity

When was the last time you were bored? During my childhood, those who dared utter the forbidden phrase “I’m bored” were saddled with a chore or two (or three). Boredom is often viewed as idleness, and the solution is to fill that void with productivity. What if I told you that, as a writer, boredom… Continue reading How to Harness Your Boredom and Spark Creativity