All posts in category Creativity and the Arts

When the Creativity Switch is Set to “Off”

A lot of writers say to write every day.  Sometimes it’s touted as the key to success, or the mark of a “real writer.”  Supposedly when you do it every day it becomes an ingrained habit and writer’s block no longer plagues you because you’re used to just pushing ahead. I’m not so sure there’s […]

How to Murder Your Creative Muse In 5 Easy Steps

1.  Don’t spend time with her.  If you have plans to get together, procrastinate until she gives up for the night.  Spend your time on social media or YouTube instead!  Best way to send her running, right there. 2. Fixate on doing it the right way every time, with everything.  Correct the muse at every […]

Simmer Starters – March 13, 2015

My apologies for not getting a regular post out this week.  I’ve been simmering many thoughts lately, and didn’t have any ready to share. 😉  I’m also going through a “word weary” phase when, for a long time, I didn’t want to put out words…just think a lot and ponder.  I’m finally almost ready to […]

Simmer Starters – Mar. 6, 2015

First, I have to share these three Simmer Starter links that directly correlate to the series on love that I have going right now.  If you don’t check out any of the other links, read these! The Three Sieves (Tim Challies) – Amen and amen!  This is on my mind too, all the time.  I love the […]

Simmer Starters – Feb. 20, 2015

In this week’s Simmer Starters, there are lots of links about literature and the state of fiction. Why are Christian Movies So Painfully Bad? (Brandon Ambrosino) – Even if you don’t think Christian movies are all bad, there are some fascinating quotes in here about common problems in Christian storytelling.  “It isn’t problematic that Christians ‘borrow […]