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June 11, 2018
Aften Brook Szymanski
There are lots of ways to be inspired.
As a writer, I'm often inspired by other writers and I want to know their methods for creativity and motivation.
Continuing my series on being inspired by other authors, I’m taking a page from Marilynne Robinson.
May 23, 2018
Writing Inspiration Ideas #2
Continuing this series of inspired author sources, I’m taking notes from Daniel Handler, a...
Writing Inspiration Ideas #1
To start off my series of blogs about how Inspiring Writers Inspire, I'm looking at Ransom...
May 3, 2018
Do you journal? Journaling not only helps practice writing, it helps with self-care. Here are 15 mindful writing prompts for journals:
What would I change about today?
Where did I perform best today?
How did I meet a need today?
Whose day did I improve and how?
Why I chose...
April 30, 2018
There are so many great authors who have shared words of wisdom about writing. I've compiled 20 of the best writing quotes by famous and influential authors:
“All readers come to fiction as willing accomplices to your lies. Such is the basic goodwill contract made the m...
March 11, 2018
I didn’t always wear glasses.
When I was very young the lenses inside my eyes were removed. At the age of three I was given the gift of sight by means of nose dentingly thick spectacles. They were super cute on a three-year-old. By the time I started kindergarten, I dec...
December 28, 2017
Facial Recognition Problems aren’t the same for everyone:
Q: Does facial recognition disorder mean you can’t recognize anyone?
A: No. I am able to learn people in set environments.
I live in a small town and interact with the same people on a regular basis. I am able to i...
October 23, 2017
Holiday season means time with family, or without family.
No matter your aspiration or dread, there is either entirely too much family drama, or painfully too little.
Not being a natural regulator, I rely on reading to give me that nostalgic boost I crave, mellow me out,...
October 13, 2017
Writers challenge themselves in all areas of life.
I've noticed this while building friendships with writers all over the globe of different genres and age ranges.
What people think writers do all day:
Most of my friends create beautiful artwork for book covers and home...
I'm an adult.
I think things like, "How do I look?"
I look in the mirror and cringe on a regular basis. It doesn't strike me as an abnormal reaction. I don't often bother to verbalize my thoughts about it...
And yet today when I waiting for my six year old daughter to cha...
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