Elizabeth Gilbert on How to Summon Your Creative Muses & Curiosity vs Passion

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“At least put a bra on… .” And, “…don’t show up at your writing desk in your pajamas… ” Elizabeth Gilbert advised writers and other creatives at this month’s reading in Arizona. “A lot of people subscribe to a cockamamie … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Gilbert: To The Signature of All Things from Eat Pray Love

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I must admit, I’m a reluctant latecomer to the Elizabeth Gilbert phenomenon. But here I am. Recently, at the urging of journalist friend Selina, I succumbed to reading Eat Pray Love. *GASP* Can you imagine? But this week, I had … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Vancouver’s Public Market and Surrounds

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The Fault in Our Stars – A Literary Peek at Death Personified

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Despite having once shared an evening with actor Willem DaFoe, I still think I would find his confounding and curmudgeonly character Peter van Houten, the most fascinating character in The Fault in Our Stars. While I thought author John Green … Continue reading

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The Fault in Our Stars Part 1: The Fault in Young Love

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I’m glad my daughter’s boyfriend is boy enough that he didn’t want to see The Fault in Our Stars with her! That meant I got to! My girls and I had read the book together, and we were curious how … Continue reading

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My Writing Process

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Tag, you’re it! Luanne my friend and writing partner has tagged me to write about my writing process. If you get a chance check out her blog at writersite.org. This author and former professor blogs prolifically about different aspects of the … Continue reading

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Ways to Get Unstuck: From Writers Block to Inspired Creative Flow

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Do you have a writing practice that works for creating first draft pages? Many components make up a writing practice. But one thing I’ve ascribed to this past several months is the setting of goals and the setting aside of … Continue reading

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Flashlight Reading and Kathmandu

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Preparations are underway for this trip of a lifetime to Kathmandu. Dad’s checking with his doctors and checking in with me about details. Some of the details I’m logging this past couple of weeks include: To take water purification tablets … Continue reading

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Kathmandu Planning & Travel Syncronicity

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Back to Kathmandu. Research for this trip is topping out at about 15 hours a week. But it’s worth it. Example: in putting feelers out to friends and friends of friends, I’ve been put in touch with trekkers, guides, wanna-be … Continue reading

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