Tag Archives: Creativity

A NEW YEAR’S CHALLENGE

I’ve written often about getting ideas from dreams. That used to happen far more frequently than it does now. In fact, I have recorded many dreams that offer good material for a novel or a short story but that I’ve … Continue reading

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PERSISTENCE PAYS

Yes, yes, I know. I haven’t blogged in a good long while despite my avowals of keeping to a more regular schedule. I do have good excuses reasons for my negligence. I wrote in an earlier blog that I had … Continue reading

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A LIFE-LONG LEARNER

When I was still teaching Spanish in public school but thinking about taking early retirement so that I could write full-time, I happened to be talking about that idea in the beauty salon one morning while getting my hair done. … Continue reading

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WRITING – FROM SOUR TO SWEET

Yes, yes, I know. It’s been way too long since my last blog. I’d kind of soured on writing. I’ve been dealing first of all with my oldest dog’s kidney failure. She has less than 10% of her kidney function … Continue reading

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On Childhood Fantasy Writings and the Childhood of Fantasy Writing

#SFWApro I came across two things in my recent reading that inspired this blog. First, I have to explain that I am a long time reader of Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine. I read it from cover to cover. However that … Continue reading

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The Nature of Creativity

#SFWApro I’m currently reading This Shared Dream, by Kathleen Ann Goonan, the sequel to her marvelous science fiction novel In War Times. This Shared Dream proceeds more slowly than In War Times. It needs to, with many viewpoint characters and … Continue reading

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IDEA GENERATORS

#SFWApro Because I’ve written several times about getting story ideas from dreams, I may have given the impression that that’s where all my ideas come from. While it’s true that most of my novels have at least one scene based … Continue reading

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