Posts Tagged "inspiration"

Writing Is My Passion  by Teresa Marita McGuire

Writing Is My Passion by Teresa Marita McGuire

By on Mar 29, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

Recently my friend asked how I keep writing after what I’ve gone through. The question stemmed from her awareness of the sudden death of my only sister during my engagement, followed by marriage and divorce, then losing both parents years later. How did I write through sorrow,  disappointment and loneliness. Writing has always been my way of expressing intense...

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Why I write even when life stinks by Beth Sowles

Why I write even when life stinks by Beth Sowles

By on Mar 6, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

I have cancer. A few varieties of it in fact. There I said it. This past week I was referred to a new specialist and without truly realizing it, I’d gotten my hopes quite high. I hoped and prayed that this new doctor would be able to recommend a new treatment plan. He wasn’t. The crash that followed was soul crushing. In trying to keep my sanity and my faith...

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Writing a Picture By Janyre Tromp

Writing a Picture By Janyre Tromp

By on Feb 20, 2017 in Blog | 8 comments

Part of an artist’s job is to see the things other people miss and introduce the two. As a novelist, I walk through life almost constantly distracted, curious about the frost creeping up the garage window, the lichen on a tree, the distinctive way someone walks or speaks. I have files of disjointed impressions, thoughts, people, and scenes that just might...

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This Is Where Everybody Starts by Amelia Rhodes

This Is Where Everybody Starts by Amelia Rhodes

By on Feb 17, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

A few weeks ago, my husband and I took the kids ice skating for the first time. Despite my childhood visions of being the next Olympic skating champion, I’ve now been on ice skates a total of 3 times. We laced up our rented skates and hobbled from the shelter to the outdoor rink. The sun was bright for January. Some skaters had even shed their coats. We stepped onto...

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5 Ways to Club Inspiration

5 Ways to Club Inspiration

By on Apr 20, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

Inspiration is a slippery little thing, isn’t it? One moment I’m rapt in the throes of great inspiration. The muse is singing just right, the ideas dancing in perfect synchronism. All is right with the world. But then it’s gone. It could take something so small as my phone chiming with a text message or the cat deciding to wage battle against a...

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