Author Dream Series: Joanne C. Hillhouse

To close out our summer for the Author Dream Series, here’s amazing Antiguan and Barbudan author Joanne C. Hillhouse’s contribution! Welcome and thank you, Joanne! I have this #Situationrightnow hashtag I sometimes use on my facebook author page (http://www.facebook.com/JoanneCHillhouse). It’s a quick way to let followers of the page know what’s up. But truth be … Continue reading Author Dream Series: Joanne C. Hillhouse

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Wild and Knotty Worlds: The Psychological Crucible

Photo Credit: a crucible used in the Czochralski method (a method of extracting crystals), taken by Twisp on August 25, 2005: Twisp/Wikimedia Commons/PD self "[T]he writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master—something that, at times, strangely wills and works for itself." (Bronte, “Editor’s Preface”, location 561) One … Continue reading Wild and Knotty Worlds: The Psychological Crucible

Writers Journeys

Photo Credit: Journey, fan art for video game Journey by That Gaming Company by Jem Yoshioka, taken on July 29, 2012: Jem Yoshioka/Flickr/CC BY SA 2.0 Every writer has a story about their journey to writerdom. I believe writers are not born but self-made. They choose to follow a dream that seems a little esoteric … Continue reading Writers Journeys

Ideas

Photo Credit: Cover of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, taken on October 13, 2015 by Wesley Fryer: Wesley Fryer/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 “One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas.” – Victor Hugo One of the million dollar questions writers always get asked is, “Where do you … Continue reading Ideas

Denying Categories

Photo Credit: Newly molted shell of spiny lobster at point of molting. Like the lobster, writers must shed the shell of convention for a new one in order to grow creatively. From D. R. Crawford and W. J. J. De Smidt, 1923, Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, University of Washington: BMacZeroBot/Wikimedia Commons/BD UWash FMIB “Creativity … Continue reading Denying Categories