Tag: creative writing

The Journey IS the Story

I wrote this break down of how to find the real story of our novels in Writers Fun Zone. Check it out! New Class! How telling your Story Today can Change your Tomorrow. Sign up for the 8 class teachable course now. Contact me to participate in the 8 week interactive class via email starting…

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How to Build A Fantasy World

How do you build a whole world? Lord of the Rings, Disc World, Game of Thrones, Handmaid’s Tale — These fantasy series are as much about their world as they are about the characters and story. Done right, the world itself becomes reason enough to read the book. That is why world building is important and daunting. Readers love…

Pilgrimage sign

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Buy it, or just describe it?

Souvenir.  The impulse to buy something to remember an experience. Or the impulse to buy something because in the moment, that keychain, purse or rock, seems like an excellent idea. Or the impulse to buy what everyone else is buying. Or impulse triggered by abundance – a market filled with painted pottery, a store packed with…

Ancient Japanese Armor

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Where to Write?

Where to Journal – an adventure I drag my journal everywhere.  I like cafes, I like home, I like parks.  Enough about me. Where do you like to journal?  Where and when are important questions to ask and once discovered, important spaces to protect? If you don’t yet have the “perfect” journaling space, spend some…

Office space, Nevada city CA

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Take Your Nap Here

“The most underrated creative hack is sleep.” Srinivas Rao – An Audience of One Sleep is still a contested activity. Often enough, sleep is viewed as wasted time, unproductive, a sure sign of sloth and laziness. When I looked up the benefits of a nap  I was immediately assaulted by a pop-up ad for Starbucks Double…

Typewriter

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Sharing and Caring, Selfie Journaling

Travel journaling is like one long, continuous selfie.  One could argue that journaling is even more self-absorbed than selfies.  Many of us don’t even share what we write.  Even though sharing is caring. Sharing is also annoying. Journaling is different from just snapping a stream of photos.  It is observation, opinion and more deeply personal…

On the Douro River

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