Hesitation and jealousy

July 21 by

It happened again. I had a genius idea, years ago, and I sat on it. And guess what? Just like last time, someone else thought of it, acted on it, and the idea is going like gangbusters.

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Noticing Life’s Accoutrements

September 20 by

I am a writer. Shouldn’t I remember those kinds of details?

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The Difference Between Forcing and Allowing Inspiration

February 18 by

Many times we try to force ourselves to be inspired.  From my perspective, that rarely works.  But, if we’re willing to allow inspiration – it comes. “What’s the difference?” you might ask.  Well, let me see if I can explain. Forcing is trying to make something happen that doesn’t want to happen. When we try to force inspiration, it becomes elusive.  We sit and struggle with the words, or with the pencil, the brush, the project, the whatever.  We can’t get started because we think there’s no spark.  Or we start something just to become frustrated because it doesn’t come easily. I knew I wanted to write a post about inspiration.  So, I sat down at the computer, and opened a document.  The cursor blinked at me.  And blinked at me.  I started trying...

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Ask Inkwell: How do I keep ideas or words flowing?

February 14 by

Doing something visually offbeat, especially something I can see often as I go through the day keeps me centered in my creative nature, and therefore, keeps my creativity flowing.

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