These five books on mothers and daughters helped me clarify my own mother’s priorities.
The unintended consequences of hiding are worth exploring, as I’m doing while writing my novel-in-progress.
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A writer’s characters progress through joy, pain and growth, just like we do. In the process, we all get close.
No sense flailing around in a creative vacuum. You can’t wait for inspiration—find some here.
How, and why, does the first novel you wrote remain your favorite?
The worldwide pandemic of loneliness that afflicts so many freelancers and writers has a cure. Take this test.
A road trip across the West in 1980 turned up lots of memorable motel doors, among many other finds.
With a bit of exploring and imagination, you can uncover something of the history of these deco relics.
Collecting eye candy is a snap for most visual types. And it’s a harmless way to find inspiration for your own work.
The sun may set on your creative block, but it will rise again. And because you’ve stayed committed, you’ll be ready to do what you do.
Follow the 11 Commandments of Writing and Daily Creative Routine, according to Henry Miller, in 1932.
Where can you find little works of art? Look for them in the commonplace, and in the clichés, where they hide in plain sight.
Art is everywhere, not just in museums, often in the architecture of well-preserved towns–where their sense of place honors their architectural past.
Photographers, like painters, present their vision of what they see to the world. Like painters, they’re artists. Talk with them about their art the same way.