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Writing inspiration: an island cabin

I read somewhere once that going somewhere new is a good for the writer’s mind, the unfamiliar surroundings stimulating creativity and fresh ways of seeing. 69 more words

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Things that inspire me to write #1 (insert drum roll here): YOU

Three months and 99 posts later and I have finally made it to number one—a very special space that could only be filled by none than of course, this very blog. 132 more words

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Things that inspire me to write #2: This Quote by Randy Pausch

“The brick walls are there for a reason. .. are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” … 128 more words

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Things that inspire me to write #3: Eleanor Updale's The Last Minute

Like setting and conflict, time is one of those Important Novel Elements discussed in every writing class I have ever taken. When does one scene take place in relation to another? 123 more words

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Things that inspire me to write #4: Ted Harrison's Northern skies

Like a tea kettle in a Disney movie, there are some paintings which almost seem to breath with life.

Ted Harrison’s renditions of Northern Canadian landscapes are like that for me—the colors so brilliant, the lines so fluid, the scale so grand, that I feel like I’m sitting on a stretch of Yukon tundra every time I look at one–but you know, without the butt numbing part. 12 more words

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Things that inspire me to write #5: Meg Tilly

She acts, used to dance, and has published a growing list of highly acclaimed Young Adult novels.

Meg Tilly is one of those people that have the annoying tendency to excel in whatever art they take hold of.   64 more words

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Things that inspire me to write #6: Paint Chips

I like pretty colors as much as the next girl, however what I love even more than a perfectly balanced purplish grey are the words paint companies come up with to describe it. 77 more words

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