Posts Tagged "creativity"

A Perfection-Free Quill by Kandi Schultz

A Perfection-Free Quill by Kandi Schultz

By on Nov 27, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

My strongest area of writer-weakness—that’s what Don Perini, a plenary speaker, asked me to identify. He had a list on the screen. Two weaknesses stood out above the rest for me: perfectionism and procrastination. As I considered those two repeat-patterns of weakness in my own life, I labored over which of the two dastardly points was most prominent. I had to get...

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Getting Out of My Own Way by Robyn Mulder

Getting Out of My Own Way by Robyn Mulder

By on Nov 24, 2017 in Blog | 6 comments

I have attended Breathe every year since 2010. That’s eight times. I know all of the basics of writing, and then some. I’ve heard many wonderful, talented writers pass on their advice and encouragement in eight years of breakout sessions and plenary talks. I’ve watched several fellow writers publish a book (or books!) over these eight years. Not me. I got...

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My Inner Studio by Melinda Priebe

My Inner Studio by Melinda Priebe

By on Oct 20, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

My ideas for books and art originate from a place I simply call my inner studio. It’s located in between where my soul and spirit intertwine. The first thing you’d see in my studio are the brilliant stain glass windows. The remarkable pieces of glass tell the story of how the Master Carpenter, Creativity and Imagination restored my studio after a traumatic...

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YES, IS MY NEW NO by Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins

YES, IS MY NEW NO by Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins

By on Aug 25, 2017 in Blog | 6 comments

I say no too much. No thanks, I got this.  No, I can’t.  I have a previous commitment. That no—being bold and giving a firm no—is empowering.  I’ve come to love it, having once been someone who had a hard time saying no. A good no is essential for setting boundaries.  Key to not being too busy or overwhelmed. The problem is this:  I have to remember that life needs...

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Coloring with Words by Amy Nemecek

By on Jun 21, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

As writers we can use color words to make feelings, moods, and ideas more tangible to our readers. We have the ability to use words like Chagall used stained glass and Van Gogh used paint. God, of course, does this best when he writes through the prophet Isaiah “though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they...

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