To Read: Colum McCann’s Letters to a Young Writer

To Read: Colum McCann’s Letters to a Young Writer

One autumn when my sister was visiting me from Colorado, a writer and avid reader herself, we went to McNally Jackson to see our favorite shared writer, Colum McCann. Bedecked in his signature loosely-wound scarf, McCann began to speak as a few dozen people gathered in the basement amongst wooden bookshelves and the sweet smell of paper and espresso. It was a special and memorable evening to me, simply because I was in the presence of a person who had touched my life without even knowing it, as many authors do.

Trust me, friends, read this book if you want to write.

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Make a Resource List and Reignite Your Confidence

Make a Resource List and Reignite Your Confidence

Often when we are thinking of starting something new, whether that be a new business, a new creative project, or a new pursuit of any kind, it's easy to feel daunted. It can feel like you are entering uncharted territory, which may be true. But just because that particular venture is new and unknown, that does not mean that you don't take all of your previous experience and resources with you.

To remind yourself of all of the things you have already built in your life that can serve you in a new undertaking, try making a resource list. You'll be amazed at how confident it can make you feel and you might even be quite surprised at how extensive your list is. 

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Spring 2018 Journal Prompts

Spring 2018 Journal Prompts

With the weather warming and the tulips adding color to neighborhood gardens, I always feel a burst of energy and a sense of renewal, don't you? Spring makes me want to air out my house, clean my linens, go through my closet, clean out my email inbox, and get a fresh take on things. It's a great time to reflect, and to think about what we all want to invite into our lives in this new season. Use these journal prompts to get the wheels turning on where you are in your life, and where you want to go.

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5 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

5 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

Whether you are working long hours behind a desk all day, busy as a mom or as a spouse, or simply dealing with whatever else life throws your way, it can be really challenging to find time in your schedule, especially daily, to foster your creative self. Creativity can come in so many forms, but at the core of it is just doing something that uses your imagination and stimulates you. If you have been itching to get started on a creative project or are just in a creative slump, try these 5 simple tips to boost your creativity.

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