Tag: Inspiration

Re-Writing your #History – #Writing (and Life) Advice from April Thompson

I love this TED Talk! The opening solo bit from Liberty City is a powerful message about telling your own story and not letting others limits, limit you. Something that isn’t easy. The world is filled with “Boundaries, shoulds, woulds, and supposed tos…”  The only real boundary is the breadth and scope of  your imagination.  Now THAT is something to remember.  Check it out and let us know what you think.

The only real limitation is the breadth and scope of  your imagination.

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Writing and Anxiety

Yup, I’m having a bout of writing anxiety. I even took 3 naps this weekend to avoid working on my writing. How is THAT for anxious? But I had a great video conference call with a couple of other writers. Not specifically for this but more as a way for us to motivate each other generally, share our knowledge, skills, and push us towards our goals. The discussion reminded me of a time a few years ago where I was “sprinting” (doing 15 minute writing jaunts) every day. That year I had almost 30 short stories completed. The following year was my “most published.” Since then, I think the not-writing has lead to anxiety that EVERY WORD must be worth something, must mean something, and that is just too much pressure so my productivity has plummeted as my stress has skyrocketed. Thus, today’s quote.

Write until it becomes as natural as breathing. Writing until not writing makes you anxious

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#Writing Fire – Audre Lorde Inspires

Audre Lorde Fire Quote

Audre Lorde Fire Quote

Audre Lorde’s Life and Career: http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/g_l/lorde/life.htm

Poems by Audre Lorde: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/audre-lorde#about

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Image: The Artist against the World #writing #inspiration

Some creative inspiration for today. A great little image that has resonated with almost every creative I’ve shown it to. It’s a sad commentary on the state of affairs for writers, but it is also a gentle message to “stay strong” and remain true to your own vision.


Image: Artist drawing with figures surrounding her: troll, critic, censor, whiner, petty…

PS I got this from a creative comics (Independent Creators Connection) Facebook group but would love to be able to credit the original artist. If you know who it is please let me know so I can cite them.

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Non-Video Saturday: #Writer Inspiration or What’s your Poison?

Fun graphic from BegoJohnson. I think I’m Michael Pollan, with a hint of Joyce Maynard. 😉 What’s your poison?


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Should You Be #Writing ? – an Infographic Explains it All!

Okay, it is supposed to be Video Saturday but I found something much more fun. A great Infographic, a writing stories flowchart via the Sewanee School of Letters.

Infographic - Should You Be Writing?

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