Category Archives: Creative Life

In the Meme Time: Perspective

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In the Meme Time: Perspective

Perspective

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In the Meme Time: Inventive

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In the Meme Time: Inventive

Inventive

17 Great Ideas for Your Next Project (Roundup)

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17 Great Ideas for Your Next Project (Roundup)

Need an idea for your next creative endeavor? Whether you’re a blogger, a writer, an artist, or a little bit of everything, here are some terrific suggestions:

  1. For blog posts.
  2. And some more ideas for blog posts.
  3. Even more ideas for blog posts.
  4. Write a guest post for another blog.
  5. Make a video podcast.
  6. Create your own YouTube channel for promotion.
  7. Writing exercises to generate ideas.
  8. Start a writing journal.
  9. Where fiction ideas come from.
  10. Tell a story through letters or diary entries.
  11. A YA romance.
  12. Try experimenting in a different medium.
  13. A visual representation of your dreams.
  14. I bet you’ll have to make one of these craft projects.
  15. Take on a photography project.
  16. 28 projects in 28 days.
  17. Slide show on making your project a reality.

Monday Morning Wisdom #114

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Monday Morning Wisdom #114

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert EinsteinMMW

In the Meme Time: Starting Point

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In the Meme Time: Starting Point

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#ALCGC2017 August Check-In

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#ALCGC2017 August Check-In

I created the hashtag #ALCGC2017 for ARHtistic License Creative Goals Challenge for 2017. Feel free to use it to tweet about your goals and your progress.

Another month down. How are you doing on your creative goals?

I didn’t write any poetry during July, but I did make a little watercolor every day for two challenges I’m participating in, Index-Card-a-Day and World Watercolor Month. Here are some of my favorite cards from July (and last week’s cards are in a separate post).

I’ve submitted a second picture book manuscript to agents. No nibbles yet. Sigh. 

I’m still getting feedback about The Unicornologist from my trusted beta-readers, and it’s clear from their responses it still needs some work. Sigh.

frustrated-writer-2Since I’ve been spending so much time rewriting lately, I wanted to write a blog post on how to rewrite, revise, and edit your novel. It’s turning into a series. Look for it this month on ARHtistic License. I’m only about two weeks ahead on my blog posts, half my comfort level.

I’m making progress on guitar. My fingers are beginning to form chords on their own with less effort from my feeble brain. I’m up to page 52 in Essential Elements for Guitar. I’m also coming along on recorder. I’m working hard on the last pages of Sweet Pipes Recorder Book 1. I still have a project in mind for the duets at the end of the book.

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Photo by David Beale.

And I’m singing in a chorus! It’s just a short-term thing. It’s actually a series of master classes for choral conducting students, but there will be a concert. I feel like I’ve been transported back to college days. Rehearsals started last week, and I’m stoked. I haven’t been in a chorus or choir for about twenty years.

Now it’s your turn. How are you doing with your goals? Don’t be shy! If you’re keeping accountable on your blog, paste a link into the comments below. Or if you don’t have a blog, just tell us your successes and your challenges this past month. And remember to check in on September 1, 2017 to share your progress during August.

In the Meme Time: Change of Scene

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In the Meme Time: Change of Scene

Change of scene

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Monday Morning Wisdom #112

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Monday Morning Wisdom #112

I choose to be the creator in bliss rather than the tormented artist. It’s a choice. ~Linda Saccoccio

Creative Juice #51

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Creative Juice #51

Your weekly dose of artistic inspiration:

Video of the Week #107: Lin-Manuel Miranda on his Creative Process

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Video of the Week #107: Lin-Manuel Miranda on his Creative Process