All Blog Posts Tagged 'inspiration' (818)

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

Rainy Days and...

Posted a video about rain-activated art.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 3, 2015 at 5:24am — No Comments

Art: Could You Do That?

Posted The Art Assignment's video "I Could Do That", which explains why you cannot.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 2, 2015 at 6:14am — No Comments

Writing, Me, and Carli Lloyd

Earlier this summer, I wrote an essay about that tragic pool party in McKinney, Texas, where police overreacted, with guns drawn, to a complaint from a white mom about noisy Black teenagers at the community pool. This has been a season of extreme racial tragedies, and I had trouble getting the piece published once the news cycle had moved on.

Rejection is part of the writing game, but as every writer knows, not all rejections are…


Added by Sharon Van Epps on August 26, 2015 at 9:07am — No Comments

My Writing Journey

   I started writing when I was 14 and it changed everything. I can't even begin to describe how much it changed my life, and me.

 I started my first novel in a notebook until I got my first computer. Typing was so much faster than writing with a pen. I was amazed by how many words I could write in a day--and amazed that my computer kept up with how many words I had. My first complete novel wasn't good. In fact, it was horrible. My writing had no structure and no…


Added by Ashley Earley on August 25, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Woodturner Dennis Stelz

Posted video profile of woodturner Dennis Stelz, who talks about how craft saved his life.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on August 12, 2015 at 6:43am — No Comments

Asked for an Introductory Post

I was asked to start a blog about my writing experience. To be honest, I probably will not be writing a detailed and consistent blog. I'm really busy with writing, though I might post some of my thoughts or experiences.

I began writing in German at age six. I would sit down next to my mom and tell her a story. I would just make it up on the spot. I once thought up a three-minute rhyme and couldn't remember it when I started to write it down. That was my one foray into poetry. While I…


Added by Katrina Katzenbach on August 11, 2015 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted quotes by painter Agnes Martin:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on August 2, 2015 at 10:02am — No Comments

Saturday Short

Today's short is the trailer for 'Paul Taylor: Creative Domain', a quick look at the famous choreographer's artistic process.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on August 1, 2015 at 7:40am — No Comments

Saturday Short

Posted Saturday Short. I'm sharing John Siddique's 'Avebury', inspired by Derek Jarman's 'Journey to Avebury':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 25, 2015 at 9:12am — No Comments

'This Little Light of Mine'

Posted brief profile and trailer for documentary about Fannie Lou Hamer, a remarkable civil rights activist:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 15, 2015 at 6:28am — No Comments

[Body, Mind & Spirit] How To Unlock Your Truth

Last week I made my annual trip to Claremont, CA, to teach my Write Where You Are Workshop at Camp Scripps, a four-day summer camp run by and for alumnae of Scripps…


Added by Bella Mahaya Carter on July 12, 2015 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

YOUR Story

 If you're going to write a book, you should write about something that you're interested in.

 You should write something you want to write about. You write for your readers, but you write for yourself more than anything. When you wake up in the morning you should be excited about writing. And you have that crave to write. If you're not interesting in what you're writing, you won't be so ecstatic to write which will put a damp on your work. Writing is supposed to be…


Added by Ashley Earley on June 30, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments

Coffee&Books: What Should You Read Next?

Are you a coffee addict? 

Do you write and read books? 

I am, and I do! That's why I was truly inspired by the infographic of The Dog House Diaries about the connection between your coffee preferences and your character; I went further, and had a crack at creating... well... let's call it "a kind of" infographic about book recommendations based on your favorite coffee drink.

It's summer now! And this is the best season to read, isn't it? Many cool websites have made the…


Added by Lesley J. Vos on June 17, 2015 at 5:08am — 4 Comments

Writing Inspiration

  A lot of things can inspire me to write.

 I can't tell you how many times I've zoned out at the dinner table while thinking about books, writing, more books, random things, etc. I get a lot of my book ideas while I'm zoned out in my own La La Land. I also get a lot of book ideas when I can't sleep at night...When I first started writing, I had to keep a notebook by my bed because I didn't have a phone at the time. The "Notes" App really comes in handy in the middle of the…


Added by Ashley Earley on June 6, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments

Saturday Short

Posted Saturday Short, about Tori Murden McClure, who rowed into a hurricane:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 6, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

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