Month: November 2017

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration

Creativity: Let’s Talk About What That Means

creativity

An “incident” this week got me all worked up about creativity and what the heck we are (or are not) teaching our kids and ourselves about it. Before I go into details, here’s the definition of creativity from the Oxford dictionary. n. The use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness. Keep that …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Hobbies, Board Games & Lego, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Better Writing Through Lego

better writing

And now for something a little different… It’s no secret that I’m a huge Lego fan. I have been ever since I was a kid, although I went through a period as a young adult where I believed it wasn’t “cool” and thus shelved my sets. Fortunately, I’m old enough now that I give zero …

Fun & Humor

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving

The blog is going dark this week because… Thanksgiving! I will be busy doing the eating/decorating/parade/football (Go Auburn!)/family fun thing this week, so no time to blog. Fear not I shall return, likely heavier thanks to all the eating. I hope to return with a finished book, as well. That’s another “thing” I’ll be doing …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Let Your Characters Go Free Range

Free range

One of the things I love most about Nanowrimo is how all of the pressure is off. During this month it doesn’t matter whether or not you have pages of outlines or character sketches. You can do what you want and there’s freedom to see where things lead. This isn’t always true the rest of …

Books, Reading, & Libraries, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Dear Tech Companies: Stop Bashing Readers

Bashing Readers

‘I just bought myself an early Christmas present: A Kobo Aura One. It’s true. I’m neither a Kindle nor a Nook girl. (I had a Kindle once. Didn’t care for it. Had a Sony, too. Loved that, but Sony crapped out of the e-reader business.) I stick to the oddball Canadian company that forces me …