Category Archives: Inspiration for Writers

Trust Yourself

Sometimes everything you say or do feels lackluster. Over the years I’ve discovered that when you are in this frame of mind doing something creative, even if it has nothing to do with writing, can be just the spark you need to rekindle your prose. One dreary Wednesday found me in an Ithaca storefront clutching…
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Delving Down Deep to Become a Better Writer

Memoir writing isn’t as easy as it sounds. Our minds are adept at changing, blocking, or eliminating entirely memories that haunt us or arouse strong, usually negative, feelings in our psyches. Though my friends frequently tell me that I should write a book about the adventures our family has had over the years, I’m not…
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Adult Coloring Channels Creativity at the Canal

This spring my friend Deb and I suffered a tremendous loss when her husband, and my good friend, passed away after a heroic battle with cancer. None of my usual coping mechanisms (like journaling) seemed to be working and I felt like I was floundering when suddenly I remembered a blog post by Ajoobacats (http://ajoobacatsblog.com/2015/06/05/a-different-type-of-book-review-millie-marottas-animal-kingdom-a-colouring-book-adventure/)…
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