All Blog Posts Tagged 'inspiration' (832)

Change of scenery (for writer)

What's your personal solution to Writer's Block and lack of inspiration? Is it keep pushing through and write anyway or do you choose to change your scenery? Do you prefer a certain place when you create and write your fiction?

Added by Liberty J. Freedom on January 31, 2016 at 12:37am — No Comments

3 Ways to Improve Your Commute...

Commuting is not something most people look forward to doing.  It's time from our day that seems to be completely wasted just trying to get from point A to point B. And who's got time for that?  But maybe we can find ways to take advantage of this 'wasted' time.  Here are 3 ways we can improve our daily…


Added by Calliope Lappas on January 29, 2016 at 12:46pm — No Comments

European monarchies

I am not ashamed to admit that I'm fascinated with the European monarchies. That does not mean I am a supporter of monarchies over republics. I support democracy, equality and feminism. 

European monarchies

  • The House of Windsor and Elizabeth II of Great Britain
  • The House of Orange and Willem Alexander of the Netherlands
  • The House of Liechtenstein and Prince Hans-Adam II
  • House of Grimaldi and Albert II of…

Added by Liberty J. Freedom on January 29, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

British or American history

Even though I'm a European, I must say that I'm extremely interested in both British and American history. If you would ask me to choose one oor the other, I wouldn't be able to. 

I'm very inspired by both, especially the wars(being born and raised into a European country who hasn't been invloved in direct for over 200 years or so.) I can't help it if I'm fascinated by wars in particular. 

Maybe I'm weird I don't know.

Added by Liberty J. Freedom on January 23, 2016 at 2:16am — No Comments

Reading challenge of 2016

Thinking about joining the Ultimate Challenge 2016.

Because I love reading and writing. To me those two go hand in hand. 

I say right now that it won't be possible for me to complete each goal (thinking of number five and the rad a book set in your home state). Why? Simply speaking because I'm not American and second my hometown is not a town is a suburb of a smaller…


Added by Liberty J. Freedom on January 20, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

Luring the Muse

Years ago, after reading Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, I decided to incorporate her suggestion to schedule a weekly Artist Date into my writing practice. The date is to explore something that interests you. It can be as simple as browsing in a second hand shop, taking a walk in an old…


Added by Jude Walsh Whelley on January 18, 2016 at 7:28am — 1 Comment

Reading versus writing

Hand on heart- be honest!

Do you enjoy reading fiction in the same genre that you write in ?

I have to admit I personally love writing historical fiction but I don't read as much historical fiction that I could or probably should...

Although some historical figures really interests me -more than others I might add. 

Should I feel guilty or not for this...

Added by Liberty J. Freedom on January 13, 2016 at 12:45am — No Comments

[Body, Mind & Spirit] 6 Tips for a Happy New Year

1. The Thing Itself. As an artist and writer I strive to capture or communicate meaningful aspects of my life experience. Sometimes I do this well, and sometimes I fall short of my mark. But I try—and try again—knowing it’s a worthy endeavor. It helps when I remember that life is the thing itself. Since my writing attempts to pay homage to life, it makes sense to pay close attention to life. I do this by trying, as much as…


Added by Bella Mahaya Carter on January 10, 2016 at 5:00pm — 8 Comments

Wednesday Artist: Chiharu Shiota

Posted video about Chiharu Shiota's gorgeous Venice Biennale installation, "The Key in the Hand":

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 6, 2016 at 7:27am — No Comments

Choosing Sides (Poem)

Posted new poem, 'Choosing Sides':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 5, 2016 at 9:39am — No Comments

How Writing Saved My Health and Happiness ♡

For the longest time, I lived a life that wasn’t truly my own.

This led to finding myself rolled up in the fœtal position on the floor of my Park Avenue office with fists clenched in such intense pain I thought I’d pass out.   I was in my early thirties and, according to society’s standards anyway, living the dream: working as a corporate lawyer on Wall Street, negotiating multi million dollar transactions while dressed to the nines in the…


Added by Isabelle Laflèche on December 23, 2015 at 9:00am — 11 Comments

[SWP: Beind the Book] Kidnapped by a Muse

The first time I sat down to make notes about the book that had been churning around inside me, it was to be quick and casual. Maybe 45 minutes, I thought. I was still in my nightgown and robe, barefoot—an unsuspecting target.   

            I wrote…


Added by Jennifer Dwight on December 14, 2015 at 6:30pm — 23 Comments

Perception is Projection – Perception is Interpretation

I totally agree … what a mouthful of Ps!

But these words actually have an important meaning. Effectively, they suggest that we are totally in control of what we perceive from the world around us – people and circumstances.

We all have, at some stage of our lives, been in situations…


Added by Catherine Plano on November 17, 2015 at 12:08pm — No Comments

There is no such thing as FAILURE – only FEEDBACK!

As Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” If he’d given up after the first attempt we might still be in the dark!

Great things can take a while to get right – but if you give up because you tried a few times and then considered all the effort…


Added by Catherine Plano on November 9, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A Trio of Micro Poems

Posted three micro poems:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 13, 2015 at 7:12am — No Comments

How Not To Write... a few thoughts on how to actually get started...



-Listen to that voice that pounds the back of your skull with,“Not today. I can’t do it. I’ll start on Monday morning at 6 a.m., no, at 5 a.m.”


-Oversleep on Monday morning until 7 a.m. and decide it’s way too late to start.…


Added by Caroline Bock on October 1, 2015 at 6:07am — No Comments

Saturday Short

Posted Saturday Short, the trailer for the new film 'Steve Jobs':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 26, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments

Thursday's Three on Art

Posted Thursday's Three on Art, a trio of art-related videos:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 24, 2015 at 7:19am — No Comments

The Documentary 'Why Doctors Write'

Posted trailer for in-production documentary, "Why Doctors Write" (Ken Browne Productions):

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 23, 2015 at 7:23am — No Comments

Emily Kate Boyd's 'O Sweet River'

Posted a recording of a song by Emily Kate Boyd inspired by a conversation between On Being's interviewer Krista Tippett and the late Irish poet John O'Donohue.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 10, 2015 at 6:09am — No Comments

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