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A writer's characters progress through joy, pain and growth, just like we do. In the process, we all get close.
The worldwide pandemic of loneliness that afflicts so many freelancers and writers has a cure. Take this test.
Sure there are. Here are three advantages to being disorganized, with a fourth possibility to consider.
A road trip across the West in 1980 turned up lots of memorable motel doors, among many other finds.
With a bit of exploring and imagination, you can uncover something of the history of these deco relics.
Collecting eye candy is a snap for most visual types. And it’s a harmless way to find inspiration for your own work.
Follow the 11 Commandments of Writing and Daily Creative Routine, according to Henry Miller, in 1932.
Where can you find little works of art? Look for them in the commonplace, and in the clichés, where they hide in plain sight.
Art is everywhere, not just in museums, often in the architecture of well-preserved towns--where their sense of place honors their architectural past.
Photographers, like painters, present their vision of what they see to the world. Like painters, they're artists. Talk with them about their art the same way.
The impulse to distraction will always be with us. But to find focus, we can look within, where our own best experts live.
Sometimes themes emerge and merge; this week, letters and cursive and sketching had the upper hand. Pick and choose from the stories in the crosswinds.
One thing leads to another on a hunt for a lobster roll in Maine—where you can find pearls before lobster and study the lost art of cursive, too.
Lettering Required: When you're devoted to type, college and career requirements can enable lifelong passions, especially to the art of letters.
A shelfie seems like a generous way to share your library of ideas, instead of your silly selfie face. Shelfies also reveal how unique you think your intellect is, but they can show how deep is your soul.