Category Archives: Creativity

Cell Phones and Creativity: The Balance of Technology

I live for the last four months of the year. The transition to cooler weather does something magical, making me feel more in tune with my body and mind. Due to all the extra sparkly connectivity, I’m usually at my … Continue reading

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What’s Old is New

This morning on my Facebook feed I found something amazing. No worries, it’s not a political post, but it is about something we can all agree on. SHOES! Toms shoes, those cute tennis shoes that Pinterest Experts love to pain … Continue reading

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Trudging Through the Garbage

Stephen King was the first to call it as he saw it. In his amazing book, On Writing, he refers, unabashedly, to first drafts as “shitty” (I’m quoting King here). Is this true? Maybe, maybe not. As a writer, I … Continue reading

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Multiple Personality Disorder—or Pen Names

I am often asked this question: “All of your nonfiction (magazine features, essays, memoir) were published under your real name. Why did you choose to write fiction under a pseudonym?” It’s a simple answer, and yet quite a complex one. … Continue reading

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The Pattern of Success

Pattern recognition. I heard the term coming from the first pathologist I ever worked for, in a tiny hospital, in a rural town on the west coast of central Florida. And had no clue what he was talking about. I … Continue reading

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The Dreaded “M” Word, Part One

Putting More Than Your Face on Facebook I believe I’ve blogged on this topic before, but since it’s a very broad and multi-faceted subject, I’ve decided to turn it into a series. In this, Part One, I’m going to concentrate … Continue reading

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Beat the Block.

Yeah, yeah, this has been done a million times before. But not by me! 😛 Today I’m talking about Writer’s Block, this enigmatic phenomena of when your creative brain hits a wall in a juicy explosion of frustrating glory. And … Continue reading

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