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Cultivating your Craft in the Digital Age
Published on Sunday, January 16, 2011 by There is little question that writing is a self-reflective process from which we learn about others, ourselves and our world.  It is in this context that the mind engages in a process of deep thought, that writing is a tool of organizing and defining our world.  It is with this thought in my mind that I start this day. Writing takes various forms throughou...
Cultivating your craft in the digital age … Contests
Published on Monday, December 6, 2010 by Entering contests can be a fun way to motivate yourself to write, however there are a few things you should know about contests before submitting your best work to them.  Many contests have very specific guidelines that must be followed in order to meet their standards and not end up in the rejected pile. Some of these require certain residency, such as state re...
Cultivating Your Craft in the Digital Age: What Makes Writing So Intoxicating?
Published on Friday, June 4, 2010 by What makes writing so intoxicating, so addicting?  Well it is this thing called creative flow.  Creative flow can be your muse, your inspiration, it can also drive you to write to exhaustion.  In a provocative article in Psychology Today online, Susan Perry, Ph. D., compares the creative flow process that occurs in writing to sex! Flow is essential to the creati...
Grinding the Grid: Saturday Night’s Alright for Inspiration
Published on Sunday, May 23, 2010 by Saturday evening is a great night for live music in Second Life®. Music is the purest form of escapism and inspiration for me, so much energy comes across from the performers. A great live show will always invigorate and enhance my writing. To start my Saturday of musical inspiration, I took a trip over to Cisum (now unfortunately mid-move) to check out the sweet ...
Cultivating your craft in the digital age
Published on Thursday, April 22, 2010 by Finding Inspiration from Pictures How can pictures serve as a source of inspiration for your writing?  And if you don't have access to pictures of your own that illustrate a certain era or time period are there resources on the web that you can access to view pictures that will serve as writing prompts? Flickr, the popular photo sharing site bills itself as: - ...
Cultivating Your Craft in the Digital Age
Published on Monday, March 8, 2010 by I have to admit while I had ideas for my blog this week, I was not inspired.  Drawing upon something I heard  last week from an author presentation in Second Life®..this author stated she would wander around Second Life® seeking inspiration at times like these.  I decided to take a few hours and see if I could be inspired by what I saw and experienced in Second L...
Rose’s Notebook – An Eternal Sunset
Published on Saturday, January 16, 2010 by Muse. Many sit down and wait for them to fall from the sky and land on their lap. Many pack their things and go around the world looking for them. Many hold onto them with so much strength they end up suffocating them. Many name them and put them on a pedestal. Muse. Inspiration. At least once in life we have sat down in front of a white page without know...
The Virtual Heart of Clockwork Inspiration
Published on Thursday, January 14, 2010 by The Virtual Heart of Clockwork Inspiration by Dresden Darkwatch Sliding deeply into the comfort of my digital world I move silently through the hedge maze of one reality to another where I find you waiting to take my hand. An unseen muse whose words dance through my mind as I read them through the blazing glow of my monitor as if each one was alight with a holy rad...
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