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Break the Mirror

Creative Writing Prompt: Assume that the closest solar system is identical to ours in every which way. In the year 2050 you and a group of astronauts are sent off to visit its version of planet earth. Half ways there … Continue reading

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Go Back In Time

Creative Writing Prompt: Let’s say you could go back in time and start over from grade 9. What would you focus on and how would you apply yourself? For additional context you may appreciate the layers of meaning provided in … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Tips #9

“Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan Welcome to the final episode of Creative Writing Tips. I am … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Tips #7

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams (Click on the the media player to listen to the entire podcast. In the event that you are unable to access the audio … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Tips #5

“Deliberation (consilium) is a certain sort of inquiry that proceeds from certain things to other things; this is the work of reason.” – ST II-II Q49 A5 (Click on the the media player to listen to the podcast as you … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Tips #4

“The undercurrent of creativity flows steadily, and sometimes it is still. Working with these forces can complement our goals as writers, and help us to avoid wasting time.” – Jason Youngman (Click on the the media player to listen to … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Tips #3

“Withdraw into yourself and look, if you do not yet therein discover beauty, do as the artist, who cuts off, polishes and purifies, until he has adorned his statue with all the marks of beauty.” – Plotinus (Click on the … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Tips #2

“Remove from your soul, therefore, all that is superfluous, straighten out all that is crooked, purify and illuminate what is obscure, and do not cease perfecting your statue until the divine resplendence of virtue shines forth upon your sight.” – … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Tips #1

“One is distracted by this notion that there is such a thing as inspiration, that it comes fast and easy. And some people are graced by that style. I’m not. So I have to work as hard as any stiff, … Continue reading

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A Writers Inner Sea

Daily we prepare the ship by setting the mast, Opening the sails and preparing the nets to cast. We push ourselves into the cold & mysterious sea, And tread the water until the winds inter-dependency. Each paddle stroke strengthens our … Continue reading

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