Posts Tagged "creativity"

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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Created to Connect Through My Writing, by Rachel E. Watson

Created to Connect Through My Writing, by Rachel E. Watson

By on May 29, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

One of my favorite things about being a journalist is that I frequently get to meet people I might never have encountered if not for my job. Usually, it isn’t famous people who inspire and move me; it’s the ones doing good work, quietly, behind the scenes. I recently met a woman named Josephine who owns a hair salon in Grand Rapids for men and women of all hair...

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Poems We Are by Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins

Poems We Are by Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins

By on May 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

I when I was completing my Master’s Degree in Fine Art, I studied abroad in Italy.  What I found there changed everything.  I had come with the idea that I would encounter an ancient culture, and by ancient I mean a culture that was less advanced than what I knew.  I found just the opposite. As I was walking through the remains of the city of Pompeii, I realized...

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3 Writing Fears by Pete Ford

3 Writing Fears by Pete Ford

By on Mar 10, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Each time I put my fingers to the keyboard to write fiction, I blank. Joe, Bob, Sarah, and Emily are the only character names I can think of. The settings are limited to children playing in a neighborhood or post-apocalyptic government conspiracy, for a short story or novel, respectively. The only lines that come to mind are copied straight out of my favorite...

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God Often Assigns us Work in Pairs By: Shannon Popkin (with Janyre Tromp)

God Often Assigns us Work in Pairs By: Shannon Popkin (with Janyre Tromp)

By on Feb 10, 2017 in Blog | 5 comments

Because of my blended awe and fear response toward editors, I usually kept my distance. So when the editor for my newly acquired book invited me to join her writer’s group, I had a newly blended response of shock and thrill!   Janyre and I connected easily as we chatted over coffee, interacted about my book, and met up with the other Grinklings (our writer’s group)....

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