Quote of the Week

Quote of the week: “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” - Toni Morrison

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Truth About Creativity

Creativity is a fickle playmate that likes to play hide and seek with the best of us. I, like many artists, have discovered this first hand. In fact, many writers blame creativity, or the lack of it, for periods of forced writing and/or not writing at all, claiming the muse has just up and walked off without another thought. I've claimed this many times myself. So it leaves the struggling artist with the age old question... can creativity be harnessed?And in an extension to that, can creativity lead to truly original ideas?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Beach Photo Writing Prompt

Picture taken from office.microsoft

 I don't know about you, but with the weather getting warm, it makes me want to hit the beach right now! I do have a family vacation scheduled for some beach time in June, but that seems so very far away. I decided to put all that longing for the warm sandy beach into a writing exercise with a photo I found online. The photo lead to a great funny short story for me. Now it's your turn. What does this picture say to you?