A blog of inspiration and encouragement for all writers and creatives.

The Essential Writing and Creativity Series

Writing in Community
Volume One
Winner of a 2014 Silver "Ippy" Award.

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What People Are Saying

"These writers...write ideas that are fresh and new with profound potential." - Mary Pipher, author of "The Green Boat" and "Writing to Change the World"
The Fire Inside
Volume Two
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What People Are Saying

"Beginning with "Say Yes to Creativity" and all the way through twelve chapters to “Just Do It,” The Fire Inside is jam-packed with ideas, tips, suggestions, inspiration and general cheering-on." - Judy Reeves, author of A Writer’s Book of Days and Wild Women, Wild Voices

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How to Feel Time: Write

How to stop time: kiss. How to travel in time: read. How to escape time: music. How to feel time: write. How to release time: breathe. – Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s, there were so many edges to jump off. I don’t know if it was the

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Because Stories Matter

“Reading is an exercise in empathy,” Malorie Blackman said, “an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.” I believe this, and I believe that stories, the reading and writing of them are important. They can make a big difference in our lives. They can help us grow. Recently I read a book

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Rising Hope

“Your struggle with your varied self, or selves, yields your art… .” – Joyce Carol Oates, The Faith of a Writer.                      Morning begins with chirping cicadas, the hum of distant cars winding their way to work, and the smell of rich coffee. For a few

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Whether you are a beginning writer or artist—or one who has been involved with creativity for many years—this blog is your invitation to join the writing and creative community. Our wish is that it will serve as a source of inspiration and encouragement, and that is will help you reach deep within, and create to your fullest potential. Welcome!

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