Finding Esther Williams, or Other Writing Muses

The usual things inspire me to write: reading, traveling, people watching, exercising, showering, interesting conversations, and societal issues. But this past month I’ve been running into more oblique inspirations (read: weird inspirations). According to Steve Jobs, weird associations are par for the course for creativity: “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they […]

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Managing Creative Worry

What could a writer possibly be worried about, right?! Most creatives have scads of concerns and insecurities to worry over. In fact, I think that’s a major reason I put off writing as long as I did. “I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” – Mark Twain Here are some creative worries I’ve had […]

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The Power of Ridiculous Goals

Last week, I woke up entirely overwhelmed about my writing to-do list and decided to follow my latest productivity weapon: Fighting Ridiculousness with Some Ridiculousness of My Own . It’s something I’ve gravitated to before, but abandoned in the name of ‘setting achievable, measurable goals’ like many sources tell us to do. As we should. Sometimes. Results? Half […]

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