How To Be Creative

How To Be Creative

I was going through some of my old emails the other day and found one with the subject line: “I’d like my crayons back, please.” It was an excerpt from an article entitled, “how to be creative,” by Hugh MacLeod, that offers 30 great tips...
If at first you don’t succeed…

If at first you don’t succeed…

Here’s a little inspiration for all those writers out there who have had creative work rejected. Neatorama has put together a list of famous books that were first rejected by publishers. Here’s an excerpt: Gone With the Wind – one of the most enduring...
Originality in Storytelling vs. Artwork

Originality in Storytelling vs. Artwork

About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment. – Josh Billings The Year is 30,000 B.C. Otok and Glart have returned from a successful hunting trip (i.e. they didn’t catch anything, but both...
Making Time

Making Time

This photo comes courtesy of my mom’s blog Proverbial Beauty. Despite her very busy schedule, she finds a way to post one of her marvelous pictures, complete with an appropriately thought-provoking quote, every single day. As a writer, I am particularly inspired...
A Bold New Year

A Bold New Year

“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe A Bold New Year 2010. A new year. A new decade. A new chance to write and sell a screenplay or otherwise break into Hollywood. But in this...
Should you announce your writing goals?

Should you announce your writing goals?

Conventional wisdom tells us that announcing our goals is a good thing — telling people about our plans garners us support and makes us more committed. According to psychologists at NYU, however, our puny human brains may confuse talking about the goal, with...