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Jump-Start Your Imagination with Story Starter First Lines

One way to fire up your imagination? Creative writing exercises focused on the first line of a story. Below is a list of first lines for you to use to hone your storytelling and writing skills.

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The #1 Way to Get Inspired!

New Year’s Resolutions? Goals? I know, I’ve heard all the “goals aren’t good” and “resolutions set you up to fail” and wondered why I enjoy making them so much. In an earlier post wrote about goal setting in terms of making them into dreams (see┬áDreaming Wide Awake), which for me […]

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Your Guardian Muse: Inspiration Wanted

Writers at all levels need to be inspired. Those just starting out need inspiration to send their work to publishers and get published. Once an author has been published, inspiration is needed to keep writing and to take things to the next step. It doesn’t matter if you’ve published no […]

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Why Writers Should Read

I am always astounded at how many times I hear a writer say, “I don’t read. I don’t have the time.” The truth of the matter is that you will make time for what is important and if writing is important to you, reading should be as well. Whether books […]

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The Secret to Creative Writing

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. –Rumi For writers and artists, especially ones who have a business side to their artistic endeavors, there is a constant tightrope act of walking between the logic part of the brain and letting go […]

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