I walk in gratitude every day for my creative spirt, for the ability to continue on my creative journey of writing, painting, learning and loving. By that I mean I am thankful for everything I create and experience. I don’t wait for greatness to happen to be grateful, I’m happy for the smallest things; sunshine, my morning chai, a paragraph written with ease or bother, this blog, the way my legs move when I get out of bed, my family, hot water; you can see where I’m going with this. (more…)
Success in writing has to start with writing every day. If you think you should write only when inspiration hits you, you’re never going to finish a book. Get into the habit of writing something every day. (more…)
I read an interview with the actor, Nicole Kidman where she said she has a rich inner life and immediately that resonated with me. If she was having one, I wanted one too! Unbeknown to me I was already accessing my inner life through meditation and contemplation. But my journey of understanding how rich an inner life can be was just beginning.
People often tell me they aren’t creative, as if creativity is some lofty practice. If you are a problem solver, you’re already highly creative. Every time you come up with a new idea or solutions to a problem, the creative process is activated. (more…)
Storytellers are artists and really great storytellers create a visual picture of what they want the reader to see. (more…)
I’ve always been a big fan of the concept of combination creativity. The ability to have several creative endeavours on the go at once, working on each project a little every day, challenging myself to think outside the square. Writing in different genres transfers insights and ideas into all creative endeavours, allowing many ways of seeing the one idea. (more…)