Tag Archive: creativity

Letting Go of What I Can’t Control

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The first week of the month we do confessions around here. (We are the Parking Lot Confessional, after all.) Here’s what’s on my mind… I’m taking a ceramics class this semester and really… Continue reading

Smash Your Finger for Creativity*

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So I smashed my finger. I don’t think I realized how much I used my little pinkie until I put in the way two colliding pieces of metal. Even though I could bend… Continue reading

Stealing Time for Creativity

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A couple of weeks ago, I had to spend the morning in a hospital waiting room while a loved one had a procedure done. I knew it wasn’t going to be a huge… Continue reading

500 Club (3.21.13)

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Hello Thursday! The season is changing once again. The kids are getting ready for their Spring Break. A great time for new ideas and creative thoughts. Hopefully today’s prompts will help set them… Continue reading

Stray Sparks: The Bad

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It might seem counter intuitive, but bad times can be good times for spark catching. Take this past weekend. No, really. Please do. As I mentioned yesterday, I had some dental torture work done… Continue reading

5 Things To Do While You Wait

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Part of the writing life is waiting. Not always a fun part, but a necessary part nonetheless. We wait for inspiration. We wait for ideas. We wait for the right words. We wait… Continue reading

Confessional Classic: That Is The Question

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This week we’re reaching back into the archives. I originally wrote this post in January of last year. Coming up on January of a new year, I find it’s still true. I hope… Continue reading

Do I dare disturb the universe?

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In August, I was fortunate enough to hear Laurie Halse Anderson give the closing address at the SCBWI Summer Conference in Los Angeles. She titled her talk, “Do I dare disturb the universe?”… Continue reading

How Will You Respond?

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I’m supposed to be posting about writing, but instead I’m reading the news out of Norway. And I’m angry. I could express that anger here, say a lot of hateful things about those… Continue reading

Creativity: Does it just come to you, or do you have to go after it with a club?

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by Rowena Cory Daniels In Mark McGuinness’s post on What Makes a Creative Person? he says the idea that a creative person is special is a myth. And he comes up with three… Continue reading

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