If you’re a creative type, you already know this. But who doesn’t need this reminder, every now and then?
Jann @ AustinDetails.me
Enter the portal to my world at JannAlexander.com: As publisher of my fiction, nonfiction, photographs, paintings, design, and creative ideas, I find my focus in seeing, exploring and recording life's details—like the two novels I'm writing, or the scenic gumbo that is my Vanishing Austin photography series, and the prints I call Lightscapes. Or writing for my blog on creativity, art + what goes with it, and my travels around my hometown, Austin, Texas and back in time, at AustinDetails.me. Or thinking big picture when I'm creating business communications for marketing at BigPictureWriting.com. Creative collaboration is a key part of my process. And it all comes together on my art + photo + words blog, Pairings :: Art + What Goes With It, at AustinDetails.me, where my art meets tech.
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Building on our own experiences and emotions creates the truest art we can make.
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Some lessons apply equally well to photography and to life.
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If you’ll give it a try, Scrivener can easily become your one love for organizing your research and writing.
Two Book Reviews: Murder and mountains mix well in novels by Peter Heller and Joyce Maynard.
On a Friday evening, there’s one ritual that’s worth a thousand words, when pictured.
If you’re querying agents or hunting jobs, you’re in it for the long haul. So how to succeed?
My novel, A Habit of Hiding, awaits a publisher. But that’s no reason you can’t get a sneak peek.
When every action yields a reaction, the choices become pretty important.
When inspiration doesn’t flow, I play the ‘What If?’ game in seven idea-stoking ways.
Your favorite posts from 2015 about the creative process revealed a thing or two about you.