All Blog Posts Tagged 'inspiration' (778)

[Body, Mind & Spirit] Gifts of Spirit: Knowing When to Write, When to Pause & When to Begin Again

My mother-in-law died this week. It wasn’t unexpected. She was under the care of hospice, and had been declining in health since her husband’s death in 2011. My mom died in 2012. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, for close to two years I’ve been embroiled in a family fight over money that has created…


Added by Bella Mahaya Carter on October 12, 2014 at 8:00pm — 13 Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day, a quote on art by poet Stanley Kunitz:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 12, 2014 at 9:37am — No Comments

On Laura Boggess's 'Playdates with God'

Posted review of Laura Boggess's new book "Playdates with God":

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 7, 2014 at 6:22am — No Comments

Letting Go of the Past

Added by Stephanie Lahart on October 3, 2014 at 1:20am — No Comments

Encouraging Words for Today

Added by Stephanie Lahart on October 3, 2014 at 12:12am — No Comments

Inspirational and Motivational Quote

Added by Stephanie Lahart on October 1, 2014 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Saturday Short

Posted Saturday Short, a Minnesota Original feature on book carver Julia Strand.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 20, 2014 at 8:15am — No Comments

[Body, Mind & Spirit] Answering The Call To Write

I did not choose to be a writer; writing chose me. It took a long time to realize this. For years I believed I’d chosen this occupation. I sensed it might be hard. At times I worried I would not succeed, or that I might not be smart enough, or have anything interesting to say. I spent days, months, and years doubting…


Added by Bella Mahaya Carter on September 8, 2014 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Wednesday Wonder: Charting Culture

Posted Wednesday Wonder, the ambitious data visualization "Charting Culture' that maps 2,600 years of cultural history:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 3, 2014 at 7:28am — No Comments

Pool Rescue on Writing Now


I promised that here on Writing Now I would talk about my writing life and today I have a story to share. I was at one of those ugly places. You know, where you know where you want to go with your writing but are clueless as to how to get there? In frustration, I turned…


Added by Jude Walsh Whelley on August 31, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Wednesday Wonder: Paris, Reimagined

Posted a film by the team of Claire and Max that reimagines the architecture of Paris:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on August 20, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

New book launch!

I'm inviting you over to the Amazon page for my new book, "When the Shoe Fits...Essays of Love, Life and Second Chances," which launched on August 1.  It's got some GREAT reviews, and  a book club "Discussion Guide" in the back of the book. Come on over and read the preview!  It's available both as a Kindle…


Added by Mary T. Wagner on August 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Waiting Game or The Scraps of Things

Musical Youth, the manuscript of mine that placed second for the Burt Award in 2014 and is soon to be published, was fresh in my mind, recently, as I dug through my e-folder filled with scraps of things – unfinished things, ideas for things. If nothing fresher is present-please, I sometimes go, during my writing time, to this folder and rip and stitch these unfinished things. On this occasion, I opened a doc entitled The Guitar Lessons. Here’s part of the synopsis:

“… a girl who ……


Added by Joanne C. Hillhouse on August 17, 2014 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day: Martin Heidegger

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on August 17, 2014 at 10:51am — No Comments

'12 Minutes About Peace'

Posted the trailer for '12 Minutes About Peace', a collection of one-minute animated shorts on the theme of peace, created to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on August 14, 2014 at 7:27am — No Comments

7 Shortest Writing Masterpieces You've Probably Missed

I've killed my grandmother today”.

This phrase was used by Theodore Roosevelt to attract the attention of his distracted interlocutor.…


Added by Lesley J. Vos on August 13, 2014 at 2:07am — No Comments

Tell Me a Story, I'm Listening (Poem)

Posted new poem, in fragments, and an invitation to create your own found poetry from them:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on August 12, 2014 at 7:27am — No Comments

7 Writing Prompts to Help Beat Writer's Block

Writer's block can wreak havoc on your creative abilities, and whenever it hits me I struggle to get my mojo back. It completely stops me from writing a word; even conjuring up images in my head becomes difficult. And sometimes this feeling can take months to disappear.…


Added by Morgan Prince on August 5, 2014 at 2:00am — 13 Comments

Monthly Archives










Latest Activity

Sonja Benskin Mesher posted blog posts
1 hour ago
Lily Iona MacKenzie posted a blog post

Good Reads Marketing Event

I plan to attend Good Reads marketing event:Learn How to Market Your Books on Goodreads is Wednesday at 5:30 PMOrganized by Book Promotion ForumQuestions about this event?Contact the organizer at president@bookpromotionforum.orgHope to see some…See More
2 hours ago
Elizabeth Enslin commented on the blog post '[Path to Publication] Rooting Your Book Launch in Community'
"Great example, Lorraine. And how wonderful of your family and friends to give you that kind of boost. Every platform needs a strong foundation."
2 hours ago
Patti Clark left a comment for Loraine Van Tuyl
"Thanks for the welcome Loraine, I appreciate it."
4 hours ago




© 2014   Created by Kamy Wicoff.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service