Creativity and Anxiety and Fearlessness and other humorous topics.

Last year at this time I decided to be fearless– and do something that I had wanted to do, for a very long time. I learned that deciding to be fearless, does not mean conquering fear. It means to go ahead despite fear. Deciding to be fearless, actually increased my fear. It was like a […]

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The morning ramble.

The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story. Ursula Le Guin I think that creative people struggle with the idea of recognition. There is something about feeling like a show off and being made to feel […]

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Catching stories-ideas are everywhere right?

I find stories everywhere and I grab em when nobody’s looking. Sometimes the stories are attached to people I pass on the street. I take the stories home and make them my own. Yesterday I saw a story in a red hat and fishnet hose running down the street waving for a taxi. I wasn’t […]

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More magic cures for writers block Day Two-Ideas

“Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” Gene Fowler So I have been writing about writers block. I find it to be a fascinating phenomenon. I know a few writer friends who complain about it. That’s probably the reason […]

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Magic cures for writers block- Day One. Ask good questions.

In this post I am going to address the notion of writer’s block. In all honesty I don’t actually get full blown writers block. I write every day. I am always journalling, blogging, scribbling, pondering, musing, reflecting, or working out something on paper. Writing is how I clear my mind, and make sense of the […]

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Overcoming creative blocks– magic cures.

I am in bed recovering from surgery and bored out of my mind. The wasteland of daytime television stretches out before me endlessly it seems. “I could be working on my play.” I say to myself hopefully. As I open the lap top I listen for an engaged response from deep within– some murmurings of […]

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