The Holy Calling to be a Writer

I open waymaker and caress the pages.  I begin to read, and Ann’s words resonate through my soul: “When everything stills, you can see your reflection, see into the depths of your soul, see the contours of things.”Ann Voskamp Her words still my angst, calm the turmoil of doubt.  “This is why I want to publish more …

Chapter 3 PRACTICING CREATIVE SELF-CARE

Creativity begins with healthy self-care. When we artistic types take care of our particular self-care needs, our creative capacity expands. Each person is unique and has particular self-care priorities. For example, an introvert needs alone time to refuel, whereas an extrovert refuels from others. This chapter of my book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration …

Aligning your Creative Compass

“Wonderfully written words and I totally relate to the Creative Eclectic thing. Is it a curse or a gift? It really doesn’t matter because for those of us who are afflicted with it, it is not a matter of choice.” I love this quote artspiritvillage left on my blog. The artist who commented found the words to …

My Best Christmas Gifts

It’s Christmas morning and I should be musing over Jesus’ birth, but instead I’m thinking about the four books that sold on Amazon.com yesterday. Mom confessed that she bought the first book, and my daughter, Elya, leaked out that she also bought one of the first four. Mom’s eyes sparkled as she burst forth with …

Book Progress Update

The publishing of Refrain from the Identical progresses at a steady pace. The efficiency of the createspace design teams amazes me. I approved the reformatted interior design mock-up and the full interior proof of the book has just arrived. The next step is to print the pages and reread for formatting and convention errors. READ THE ENTIRE POST...

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