Blog Stuff, Creativity Workshop, Novel, Poetry, Polls, Writing

Monday Melting Pot

In a previous post, when I talked about Tim O’Brien’s book, I told you I was reading two short story collections and had planned to write about the second one today. Alas, I haven’t finished reading it yet, so I’ll just catch up on a few other bloggery things. From the results of my last… Continue reading Monday Melting Pot

Blog Stuff, Creativity Workshop, Social Media, Sunday Stew, Writing

Sunday Stew with a side of Workshop Update

Today I'm serving up one of my stew posts, a bit of this and that. Plus, it’s time to let you know about my brilliant, fabulous, stupendous progress toward my workshop goal. Grab a spoon and bowl; the line forms on the right—women first because this is a matriarchal blog. BLOGS: Lately, I’ve visited several… Continue reading Sunday Stew with a side of Workshop Update

Advice, Creativity Workshop, Fiction, Goals, Inspiration, Novel, Prompt, Writing

Are you prompted to write?

Along with meeting our weekly Creativity Workshop goal, Merrilee gave us tips on ways to come up with writing ideas and assigned us the task of looking at three photos to spark three ideas each. Sometimes a story idea sparked, sometimes a line, possibly an opening, for a story came to me. It was hard… Continue reading Are you prompted to write?

Creativity Workshop, Goals, Music, Poetry, Writing

Leave Your Sleep … and write a poem

In perfect timing for my Creativity Workshop goal this week, I’ve been listening to Natalie Merchant’s newest recording Leave Your Sleep. I have to thank Cynthia Newberry Martin’s lovely post on this 2-cd with accompanying 80-page book for incentive to purchase this. Natalie’s latest work was seven years in the making. Inspired by poems she… Continue reading Leave Your Sleep … and write a poem

Creativity Workshop, Fiction, Goals, Poetry, Short story, Writing

Goooals!

Our third instruction in the Creativity Workshop is to formulate three goals to concentrate on during the workshop and to create a task list for each goal. Merrilee’s post defined the difference between wants, needs, and goals. We must decide what tasks are needed to reach our goals. I confess; my right brain started to… Continue reading Goooals!