A little while back, I did a post on how I use music to help inspire my writing and keep my wheels turning, even when I can't write. I thought it might be time to update that list to include some of the tracks fueling my ideas now. Maybe some of these will help you too, … Continue reading Music & My Writing Process: The Sequel
Don't let comparison be the thief of your writing joy!
Have you ever set a problem aside to let the "creative juices" soak in, or maybe switched projects halfway through to let an idea "marinate"? Or maybe you've simply given up on an idea, only to have an "aha moment" hours later in the middle of a completely unrelated task? Whether you realized it or … Continue reading The Shower Principle: Strange Ways to Boost Creativity
I heard a sermon on thankfulness last week and, with Thanksgiving approaching, I've been trying to keep it in mind as I go through each day. What struck me from this particular sermon was the idea that thankfulness is not merely the reaction of feeling glad or grateful for something, but a more intentional decision … Continue reading Thankfulness
I saw a friend's post on Facebook the other day detailing an encounter in which she received an unexpected compliment. What struck me was that she found the compliment unexpected because it occurred on the first day in years that she had gone out 100% makeup free. And this is a young, beautiful woman with … Continue reading A Made Up Problem