Category Archives: Creativity

The Writer’s March Challenge 2017–An Update
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On March 31st, A Writer’s March 2017 ended. A guest blogger, Bob Sabatini, wrote the final post entitled, “It’s Over! (Whew!).” Bob’s post nicely sums up my feelings on this year’s writing challenge. You can read it here. Afterwards, the … Continue reading

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Second Guest Post on A Writer’s March
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This year, in addition to participating in A Writer’s March, I contributed two guest posts. Here is the second of my posts: Fallow Fields The writers who have participated in A Writer’s March over the years are an amazing bunch. I’m honored … Continue reading

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Guest Post on A Writer’s March
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This year, in addition to participating in A Writer’s March, I’m doing two guest posts. I’ve joked with friends for years that writing is much like online dating. Well, A Writer’s March founder Samantha Tetangco challenged me to prove it in an essay. … Continue reading

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The Writer’s March Challenge 2017
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Maybe it’s the lawyer in me, but I’ve always been a sucker for a good challenge. So I’ve decided to particpate once again in A Writer’s March as a way to get myself back into a more consistent (i.e., daily) writing routine. A … Continue reading

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What I Learned At My Book Launch
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Last Sunday I had my book release party at Swirl on the Square, a stylish local wine bar. I’ve never has a book published, so I’ve never has a release party. Or a book launch, for that matter. I had … Continue reading

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Embracing Fire
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I’ve written before that I’m an Aries, which is a fire sign, born in the Year of the Dragon (more fire). I’m also a rare INTJ in Meyers-Briggs terminology, which Newstrology converts to a dragon (still more fire). Could the … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Detour
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Back in November 2014, I launched my second push to complete the third draft of my memoir. My goal was to edit the first 100 pages and rewrite the second 100 pages. By the end of the year I planned … Continue reading

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Let’s Put the Awe Back in Awesome
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Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have the multi-talented Jill Shargaa. A seasoned comedian, she is also an illustrator and designer who brings a pulp sensibility to her work. Shargaa’s comedy career took off in 1979, when she … Continue reading

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Sculpting Waves in Wood and Time
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Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have kinetic sculptor Reuben Margolin, whose moving sculptures combine the logic of math with the sensuousness of nature. Margolin makes wave-like sculptures that undulate, spiral, bob and dip in gloriously natural-seeming ways, … Continue reading

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Why a Good Book Is a Secret Door
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Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have bestselling author Mac Barnett, who is the author of fifteen books for children. He was the executive director of 826LA, a fabulous nonprofit writing center, and founder of The Echo Park Time … Continue reading

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