Category Archives: A Creative Life

What Being a Writer Has Taught Me So Far…Or How to Become a Circus Performer, by Lori Ann Palma

I started writing seriously about ten years ago. And I use the word “seriously” to define the time I really attempted to begin a novel versus the twelve-year-old me who thought writing a book would be cool, but promptly gave … Continue reading

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What’s Your Writing Super-Power? by Lindsay Bandy

Hello and happy holidays to all! I hope you are enjoying the festive madness of the season! There is so much to celebrate this time of year, and we’re happy to extend congratulations to our lovely Co-Blog Coordinator, Lori Ann … Continue reading

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Finding Balance in Your Fiction Writing Life, by Lori Ann Palma

We’ve all been there at one point or another. Things are going along well with your writing and your life, and then whammo! Everything that can break, whether it be your car, your dishwasher, or your heart, suddenly does, and … Continue reading

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The Other Green Monster: Overcoming Creative Jealousy, by Lori Ann Palma

A green monster makes an appearance in everyone’s life here and there, and I’m not talking about The Incredible Hulk. I’m referring to the other green monster, which sits on our shoulder and scowls at the friend who just secured … Continue reading

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WE Are the Lucky Ones By Dana Kramaroff

I am a singing tv competition junkie but I only stick around for the auditions – the “I WANT YOU” turn around chairs, the golden buzzers, those “you are moving onto the next round” proud moments. It is their body’s … Continue reading

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The Cow Who Climbed a Tree AND Other Ways to Kick Doubt Out, by Jeanne M. Curtin

I’ll be in the middle of writing and I’ll get this unwelcome visitor called Doubt. *sigh* And this visitor asks all kinds of annoying questions. Can you write? I mean really write? Will you ever be published? What are you … Continue reading

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Read This! by Lori Ann Palma

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven   When Theodore Finch first speaks to Violet Markey, a girl he barely knows, it’s on top of their high school bell tower, where they are both contemplating suicide. As they help each … Continue reading

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