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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What it Takes to Get to the Himalayas (via Turkey)

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In case you wondering what it takes to get to the Himalayas from the US, I’ve pasted what one day’s worth of research has revealed on this project. It’s complicated, but possible. This post was inspired by a blogger who … 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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