Posts Tagged ‘Quotes’

Inspiration and Imagination

Inspiration and Imagination

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I just bought¬†Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff Vandermeer (a beautiful and fun book on craft) and wanted to share a couple of gems from the early pages on Inspiration and the Creative Life. Mainly: Inspiration is a continuing process, and creative play strengthens the imagination and, thus, storytelling. “‘Inspiration’ is […]

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Writing Warm-Ups

Writing Warm-Ups

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by Debbie Vance Runners jog before sprinting, yogis do downward dogs before inversions, lovers have foreplay before sex…why is it that writers believe they are the sole subset of humanity that can accomplish their main objectives without any warm-up exercises? In her craft book, Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life,¬†Natalie Goldberg says this: Knowing the […]

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Debunking Writer's Block

Debunking Writer’s Block

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by Debbie Vance Writers often complain about “writer’s block,” as if we writers have an inherent disability that prevents us from effectively completing our work. In no other field is there a specially designed label for failure. Henry Miller says, “When you can’t create you can work,” which is, I think, a good foundational perspective […]

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