Who doesn’t want to be brilliant? When I first came across Todd Henry’s book, THE ACCIDENTAL CREATIVE: How to Be Brilliant At A Moment’s Notice, the title immediately caught my attention. I am working really hard at the creative process. How, I wondered do you become a Creative accidentally? Henry’s description of a Creative encompasses
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true Muse gave to me, Twelve random things: Choose one of the random items and create a history for it? Where did it come from? For what is it used? Does it have magic powers? Have fun and Merry Christmas!
On the seventh day of Christmas my true Muse gave to me, Seven picture prompts: 1. 2. 126.96.36.199. 7.
On the Sixth day of Christmas, my true Muse gave to me … Secrets? Six secret Writing Prompts: Everyone loves a secret. But are we able to keep secrets? As writers, it’s very tempting to use secrets as material. People should probably consider that before confiding in us! For now, let’s have fun with some secrets.
“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.” Tom Hanks as Jimmy in A League of Their Own, staring Tom Hanks and Geena Davis. Dottie (Geena) wants to quit the baseball league, claiming it’s too hard. That’s the way I feel about writing.
There was a time, not so long ago that I considered writing prompts, tips for writers who couldn’t think of what to write. Writers who were not in the middle of writing a novel. Prompts for people whose own imagination had failed them. I was wrong. It was my imagination, as it turned out, that
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always gotten.” Jessie Potter The first step in building a stronger imagination, is to do things differently. That’s why, when I started this quest at the beginning of 2017, I decided I needed to broaden my creative experience. It occurred to
The Pink Door story continues… To read the beginning click on Beyond the Pink Door Violet didn’t intend to return to the pink door in the alley. She hadn’t told Mr. Murdock about how badly her visit to the old woman had gone. He would probably be sad to learn that the woman had gone
“There are things known. And things unknown. And in between are the doors.” (possibly Jim Morrison) This is the beginning. To find the continuation of the story, click on WHAT HAPPENS NEXT The librarian had told her simply to knock on the pink door. She would find what she was looking for on the
“Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.” Alan Alda When you aren’t feeling particularly inspired, sometimes it helps to twist the lens on something familiar and view it from a different perspective. If you haven’t tried using writing prompts with a twist, you may be