Location, Location, Location

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

The Intricacies of Entanglement

The unintended consequences of hiding are worth exploring, as I'm doing while writing my novel-in-progress.

Requirements for Writing Fiction

Required prerequisite for fiction writers: Embrace your dual gifts.

How Papa and POTUS Got Their Words Down

Leading authorities trust their words to none other than the Writing-In-Sight typewriter.

What Happens When You Let Go

Letting go encourages good habits because it creates space for so much creative abundance to move in.

45 Quotes to Inspire You

No sense flailing around in a creative vacuum. You can't wait for inspiration—find some here.

What It’s Like

You may be possessed by your paints, or smitten with your characters, but life goes on.

Prescription for a Creative Funk

When you find the creative winds deflating in your sails, try a different tack. Take a time out.

How Do You Start What You’re Afraid To?

If you're struggling to get started on your creative passion, you can start where you left off.

Making Space for What Counts

Making space for what counts is not so much a resolution as a life goal. Here's how I'm doing it this year.

How Four Words Got Me Back on the Writing Track

The long road to epic: When you put your own priorities first, you'll finish your novel.

Time to Tap the Keys

Ready to write? Gonna tap the keys? Before you do, take a look at how it's done.

Knowing When to Stop

Having a framework for writing is almost as important as the writing itself. We can learn from the writing rituals of the great ones.

Are You Important Enough to Have Writer’s Block?

The sun may set on your creative block, but it will rise again. And because you've stayed committed, you'll be ready to do what you do.

Finding My First Sweet True Love

For me, reading, writing, photography and painting are all intertwined like a tangle of sticky spaghetti.

Focus Only on What You Are Writing Now

Follow the 11 Commandments of Writing and Daily Creative Routine, according to Henry Miller, in 1932.

My Room With a View

My room with a view is dedicated to inspiration for my writing, distraction-free save for my view.

Are you at your desk, in front of your laptop? Are you at your easel, in front of your canvas? Great. If an idea comes, you'll be ready for it.

You Are a Fountain of Ideas

You are an inexhaustible fountain of ideas. If you don't believe it, find some inspiration among writers writing on writing.

Where Inspiration Comes From

There's no need to make the creative process into a big mystery to outsiders, or even yourself. It all comes from your influences.

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