Category Archives: creativity

How would you rediscover America?

Since I returned from my mini-Steinbeck odyssey, I’ve had the chance to read Peter Zheutlin’s (a festival guest speaker) soon-to-be-released book The Dog Went Over the Mountain. Motivated by John Steinbeck, Zheutlin took a cross-country trip in 2018 with his rescue dog Albie. The two traversed America in a convertible for over six weeks. Suffice…
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New Year’s Resolutions that I Plan to Keep!

I love New Year’s resolutions! For me, they’re a time to think about what directions I want my writing career to venture in for the coming year. Thoughtful resolutions are great to use as a measuring stick halfway through the year (usually in June) to see how I’m progressing. Take a look at my writing…
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What Should I Write About? The Possibilities are Endless!

Goodbye March! Frankly I’m glad to see you go. April will arrive in less than 24-hours, bringing with it a renewed sense of hope, more daylight hours, and all sorts of new story ideas. A question I often hear as a writer is “Where do you get your ideas?” or its frequent companion, “Aren’t you…
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Five Tips to Get Moving in March

According to popular belief March either comes in like a lion or a lamb. Yesterday it couldn't seem to make up its mind. Most of the day was sunny and in the high sixties in the Finger Lakes Region. But suddenly the weather took an abrupt turn for the lionish. The temperature dropped about 40…
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