Author Dream Series: Lisa Lickel

I’m happy to present author Lisa Lickel for this month’s Author Dream Series. Let’s give a big welcome to Lisa! My Dreams of a Writing Life By Lisa J Lickel A member of our historical society, a retired teacher, commented, “You should be a writer,” after reading a report of our last outing published in … Continue reading Author Dream Series: Lisa Lickel

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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

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

Diaries and Fiction

Photo Credit: One of the most famous diaries of all time – Anne Frank’s diary. Pp. 92-93 of Anne Frank’s Diary (original page numbers of Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl), Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Taken on April 5, 2009 by Heather Cowper: Flickr upload bot/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 2.0 Photo Credit: Books … Continue reading Diaries and Fiction