Creativity Writing Process

Overcoming Writers Block

Continuing the series on overcoming writers block, here is the next tip: Tip #5)  Listen to some mood music Whatever it is you’re writing, there is some kind of music that can help with overcoming writers block by putting your mind into the right mood to help you focus, stimulate your creativity, and make the […]

Creativity Writing Business

Overcoming Writers Block

Continuing the series on overcoming writers block, here is the next tip: Tip #4) Choose to take a break Sometimes overcoming writers block requires that we choose to take a break.  One of my favorite don Juan quotes is in Carlos Castaneda’s book, title, when he says, “Warriors do not demolish walls.  They move under […]

Creativity Writing Process

Overcoming Writers Block

Continuing the series on overcoming writers block, here is the next tip: Tip #3) Use the internet to your advantage This is similar to step two.  It’s all about coming up with ideas for your writing that can help you in overcoming writers block. But this technique applies when you are at your computer and […]

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Unbending Intent Leads to Freedom

“Two basic qualities of warriors: sustained effort and unbending intent.” (page 194, The Fire From Within by Carlos Castaneda) My intent is to study the works of Carlos Castaneda and live the principles to the best of my ability. The goal of the warrior is freedom. Although that word “freedom” seems a bit vague. What […]

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A Warrior is Like Flowing Water

A warrior is like flowing water:  free, fluid, flexible, and formless.  These are the qualities of Spirit.  And to befriend Spirit, we must move in the world like Spirit, like flowing water. When we are rigid, controlling, grasping, there is no room for Spirit.  This is why don Juan counseled Castaneda to live the fluid […]

Creativity Writing Process

Write What You Know

I’m sure you’ve all heard the advice to write what you know.  I would also suggest that you write what you’re passionate about.  You don’t have to be an expert in order to write on a subject.  All you need is a burning desire to know enough about it in order to write a compelling […]

Creativity Writing Process

Nanowrimo

It’s National Novel Writing Month again!  And as this cartoon shows, “This is hard, ok?” It is difficult to write a novel.  The purpose of NaNoWriMo is to give support to anyone who wants to write a novel.  This month of November, known as NaNoWriMo, we will challenge ourselves to write 50,000 words toward a […]

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Lucy

This morning, opening day, I went to see “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson.  She starts out kind of dumb, and then, due to an accident of fate, she gets really, really smart, capable of accessing 100% of her brain.  The main character is named Lucy.  The name is not random; it harkens back to the first […]