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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Grace Falls Upon Us

“The joy…comes, rather, from the unexpected grace of allowing such an unremarkable event to fill the soul with such remarkable delight.”—Maria Popova Reaching into me, grace finds a smallness, grows with water and sun, kindness and attention. Sometimes found in the unlikeliest places, grace nurtures the seed of possibility bestowing hope, rekindling energy. The world

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“Signposts” in the Writing Life

One March, driving west for a skiing weekend, my husband and I found ourselves in an interesting situation. It was a cold, cloudy day, snow on the ground but the roads were clear, and we were doing fine. That is, until we crossed the Nebraska border into Wyoming. Then the wind began to blow. Fiercely,

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Take a Leap

The Fire Inside: A Companion for the Creative Life Chapter Twelve: Just Do It Take a Leap Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes.–Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart I remember… The first time I took a leap I was young, about the same age as my fifth-grade granddaughter. So

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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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