CREATIVITY IS CONTAGIOUS!

The strong winds we’ve had recently, reminded me that this time last year I was flying into Seattle just as a huge hurricane was predicted to hit the Pacific Coast. It was eerie racing through a virtually empty Vancouver airport to catch our connecting flight to Seattle. Was our flight the only flight not cancelled?

INSPIRATION FOR THE WEEKEND

It’s always fun to spend an evening with enthusiastic  literary types at a launch celebrating a new addition to quality literature for kids. Last night was such an occasion at Pamela McDowell’s party for her most recent animal rescue, early chapter book, Bats in Trouble.  Who knew how interesting and highly misunderstood bats are, and

THERE IS NO DANCE WITHOUT THE DANCERS

There is no dance without the dancers. What does this mean to you? How would you explain this saying? If there is one thing I’ve learned from my creativity exploration, it’s that I need to encourage my brain to come up with new ideas on a daily basis. This could mean something as simple as

BEST THANKSGIVING

Best Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is here, so our minds have turned To what time has taught us, to what we’ve learned: We often focus all our thought On shiny things we’ve shopped and bought. We take our pleasure in material things, Forgetting the pleasure that friendship brings. If a lot of our stuff just vanished today,

THE HEART OF REVISION – It’s Not in the Words

Remember what Robert Frost said? “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader…” As much as I love words, and as much as I love contemplating word choices when doing the final polishing, I know that words alone are not going to cut it. From the beginning of this project, I knew how