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The process of being mentally stimulated.

This year I am going to write a novel. I shifted from character development to some scene work. My main character’s childhood home is going to play an important part in the story so it goes without saying that I need to do some planning and development around it. This is going to be my… Continue reading The process of being mentally stimulated.

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Quotes

Quotes “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” – Eeyore “Broken crayons still colour.” – Shelley Hitz “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein Some people are going to reject you simply because you shine too bright for them.… Continue reading Quotes

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Finding it in the Quiet

You have sat down to write after re-arranging your schedule to make time for it. Your pencil is posed over the paper, or maybe your fingers are posed over the keyboard but nothing comes. No ideas are rolling through your mind only silence and awareness of time ticking by. You strain your thoughts: nothing. With… Continue reading Finding it in the Quiet

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Refreshed & Renewed

Whether we are talking about work, a project, an exercise routine, a personal goal or etcetera there sometimes comes a point where we run out of steam, drive, inspiration, or motivation… Nobody wants to be stuck or feel stale or perhaps it’s one of those cases that you don’t even know its stale. Regardless, this… Continue reading Refreshed & Renewed

Creative Writing

Lacking Inspiration for a Creative Artist

The desk around me is littered with stationary debris. The isolation created by half-walls isn’t lost on me and I feel uninvited as I sit here, a squatter at someone else’s desk, casting about for inspiration. However, I find nothing under the dim lighting beyond the impression of stormy clouds nor is there anything in… Continue reading Lacking Inspiration for a Creative Artist

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Read and then Write

“Your writing voice is the deepest possible reflection of who you are. The job of your voice is not to seduce or flatter or make well-shaped sentences. In your voice, your readers should be able to hear the contents of your mind, your heart, your soul.” – Meg Rosoff “You must stay drunk on writing… Continue reading Read and then Write

Mental Health

Inspirational Quotes: Mental Health

“From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story says that ‘I have survived.’” – Fr. Craig Scott “Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.” – Robert Tew “Mental health…is not a destination but a process. It’s… Continue reading Inspirational Quotes: Mental Health

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Meet Blog: She has a Life of Her Own

Blogging for me has been like raising a child. First, it requires time and effort. There is a daily routine where quality time is spent caring, nurturing, and helping to develop character. Time spent reading is included in this package because, like the importance of reading to a child, reading other bloggers work helps to… Continue reading Meet Blog: She has a Life of Her Own