I spent six years writing 205,000 words. Looks like I'll be cutting half of them.

When an old poem strikes my creative chord, it's new again.

When in Doubt, I Hit the Road

When you're in a creative drought, just hit the road. Literally or virtually, you can juice your creative flow and find new ways of looking at old things.

Location, Location, Location

When worlds collide in Texas, there's a novel (or ten) in it.

The Next Best Thing To Time Travel

If only I could rev up my Time Machine for my historical fiction research. Instead, I made a few workarounds.

When The Narrow View Widens Out, It Becomes Universal

Building on our own experiences and emotions creates the truest art we can make.

Ordinary Actions And Memorable Reactions

When every action yields a reaction, the choices become pretty important.

Not You. Rainy Days Don’t Get You Down.

Proving once again that creative people are unique, your poll results show what ducks you are.

Why Your First Novel Will Always Be Your Favorite

How, and why, does the first novel you wrote remain your favorite?

Does Weather Influence Your Creativity?

Are the many moods of creativity affected by weather? Take a short survey about your own creative response.

What’s Everyone Got Against Adverbs?

Is your writing adverb-free? I hope not. Here's my case in favor of those lushly descriptive modifiers of verbs.

A Year to Measure by the Numbers

There are many measures of a year, but for me, 2014 is most memorable in pictures.

All On Board With Minimalism

What influences your photography style? Minimalism can require a minimalist treatment.

Unintended Redundancies

Following the signs that appear in your life can lead to unintended redundancies.

Does Beer Make Others More Interesting?

Are fall Saturdays popular days for Americans to kick back with a cold one? Enjoy a few signs of the season and take a pop quiz.

How to Create Just to Create

Just create to create: It sounds so easy! But what if you can't get in the flow? Here are seven tricks to inspire you.

Blogging Rocked My World—And Showed Me the Greater Good

Unexpectedly, my newfound blogging habit pushed me into more positive territory than the morning news ever could.

Shooting the Perfect Mexican Martini

Shake 'em, shoot 'em, edit 'em—it's all good when you mix Mexican martinis with an iPhone 5s and Adobe Lightroom.

Practice Awareness to Tap Your Creativity

The benefits of being mindful are many and well-noted. But perhaps not so acknowledged is the way awareness turns on the creative spigot.

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