Writing Tips

1. Creative Writing Tips – Introspective Thinking

“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 →

2. Creative Writing Tips – Tell an old fashion Yarn

“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 … Continue reading →

3. Creative Writing Tips – Turning Negative into Positive

“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 →

4. Creative Writing Tips – Get into the Flow

“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 →

5. Creative Writing Tips – Get it Straight

“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 →

6. Creative Writing Tips – Cognitive Distortions

“People are not disturbed by things, but by the views they take of them.” ― Epictetus (Click on the the media player to listen to the podcast as you read the transcript below. In the event that you are unable … Continue reading →

7. Creative Writing Tips – Art vs Creative Art

“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 →

8. Creative Writing Tips – Fishing for a Mate

“The individuated soul which has seen and participated most in truth shall come into its earthly birth as a philosopher, or artist, or some musical and loving nature.” – Plato, Phaedrus Welcome to the 8th episode of Creative Writings Tips. … Continue reading →

9. Creative Writing Tips – Inner Truth

“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 →