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Leggo My Legos; or, Giving Yourself Permission To Play

I was chatting with my across-the-corridor cubicle neighbor at work the other day, and the subject of Legos came up. “Yeah,” he said, “I used to really love those when I was a kid.  But I haven’t played with them … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween; or, Dressing Up For The Holidays

(Post-A-Day Challenge, Day 31) Yay!  I made it to Day 31 of my Post-A-Day Challenge!  Which means that come next month, we’ll be back to our usual two-or-three times a week schedule, of which one will be a Thursday NaNoWriMo … Continue reading

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Things You Learn From Conventions; or It’s About More Than Just The Writing

(Post-A-Day Challenge, Day 22)   I love going to science fiction conventions, especially the more literary ones like MileHiCon (which is where I am this weekend, hence the lack of internet connectivity).  These conventions aren’t about meeting your favorite actor … Continue reading

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Saving For Later; or What Became Of This Year’s Plum Crop

(Post-A-Day Challenge, Day 20) When Beloved Husband and I moved into our house a few years ago, we discovered that, among other things, our property included a couple of ume plum bushes–small Japanese plums. Well, of course, when life gives … Continue reading

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Living A Creative Life; or, How Do You Know When You’re Doing It Right?

(Post-A-Day Challenge, Day 19) I saw a quote about creativity the other day that gave me pause for thought: “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” -Joseph Chilton Pearce Which sounds profound and wonderful, … Continue reading

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Graphics Challenge; or, I Double-Dog Dare You

(Post-A-Day Challenge, Day 4) So since this blog is supposed to include forms of creativity that aren’t writing–at least, once in a while–I’ve decided to make this the obligatory weekly non-writing blog entry. One of the other things I’ve mentioned … Continue reading

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Exercises For Writers; or, Keeping Your Fingers — And Brain — Nimble

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) I’ve been doing some yardwork recently — trimming the seriously-overgrown hedges, which had gotten up to 15 feet tall or more, back to a more reasonable 6 foot height. As you can … Continue reading

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Summer Writing Challenge 2011; or, How I Plan To Spend My Summer Vacation

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) June is here once again, and with it, the Summer Writing Challenge. My friend Branni got me into this last summer: it’s a “set your own goal” writing challenge, with two teams … Continue reading

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Fishing For Ideas; or, Brainstorming 101

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) So it’s Tuesday, and I still haven’t written last Thursday’s Melt-Ink Pot posting. I have what I think is a good excuse: My Beloved Husband and I spent all of last week … Continue reading

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Happy Blogiversary!

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) Instead of my usual ramblings, this week I’d like to take the opportunity to wish my fellow Melt-Ink Potters a Happy Blogiversary. It was in September of last year that we decided … Continue reading

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Merit Badges For Writers; or, How Do I Know If I’m Making Any Progress?

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) This week, I stumbled across a Web site that made me giggle: Merit Badges For Writers.* Yep, they’re basically electronic badges that you can download and post on your blog, your Facebook, … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing; or, What Shall I Write Today, Brain?

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) I saw an article today that made me laugh. It was about “The Next Big Thing In Publishing.” (Of course, it comes from The Onion, so you have to consider the source…) … Continue reading

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Idea Shopping; or, My Day On The Mall

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) As I mentioned last week, my goal for this past Tuesday was to hang out somewhere besides my living room and do some brainstorming for story ideas. I ended up on the … Continue reading

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Being Creative NOW; or What Are We Waiting For?

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) Wil Wheaton* had an excellent post on his blog this week titled, “Get Excited and Make Things!” If you consider yourself a creative person at all (and why would you be here … Continue reading

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