#WriteTip: Nurturing Artistic Talent by Rick Pipito
Nov24

#WriteTip: Nurturing Artistic Talent by Rick Pipito

NURTURING ARTISTIC TALENT takes many forms. Photography provides a creative outlet for me that can often work wonders to alleviate writer’s block. When I do the things I love–traveling, hiking, gardening–I can drift toward a more zen-like state which makes writing more likely to happen. The ways we tend to our creativity know no bounds. Today’s guest Rick Pipito is here to offer some words of wisdom on the...

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#CreativeWriting: Horse Crazy
Oct06

#CreativeWriting: Horse Crazy

IT’S BEEN A WHILE since I shared some creative writing on this blog, so today I invite you to take a trip down memory lane with. me This vignette strives to create an impression of my horse crazy youth. As always, my goal as a writer and editor is to make every word count.   Horse Crazy ONE YEAR SANTA LEFT A STICK HORSE underneath the Christmas tree. Finally, I had a horse to call my own and I called him Bucky. Due to...

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#Inspiration: Creativity and Learning–Lost Girl Road
Sep01

#Inspiration: Creativity and Learning–Lost Girl Road

I’ve admittedly gone kicking and screaming the entire way through drafting and revising my first novel Lost Girl Road. The reasons for this are many, but not giving up has taught me a lot. I’d like to share two brief sources on creativity and learning that have provided me with inspiration along the way.     My story crafting skills have gradually began to catch up with my taste. This admission is not me being a...

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#CreativeWriting: Life in a Bag
Jun02

#CreativeWriting: Life in a Bag

Blogging has been my golden ticket to rediscovering the writer I always saw myself becoming. It’s also opened doors toward establishing myself as a freelance editor. But something’s gotta give. Mine is a slow and meticulous process, and time is of the essence. I’m finally satisfied with the direction on this blog, so from now on I will only post once a week on Mondays. Writing tips will occur every other week and...

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The Power of Words: Opus of Writing
May12

The Power of Words: Opus of Writing

When strewn together, words can create a masterpiece of pleasure, insight and escape. In some way or another, the power of words move us to a higher emotional level, whether it comes in a positive or negative form. It was Rudyard Kipling who said, “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” I agree with his statement. Words can persuade the most heinous of crimes by overturning government, annihilating people or a...

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