Category: Insipiration

My 2019 Books

My 2019 Books

I took the Goodreads reading challenge last year and put my goal at 50 books. I got to 41. A mix of fiction and non-fiction. Fiction was mostly speculative, fantasy and scifi genres. Much of my non-fiction reading was motivated by a desire to learn about whiteness and systemic racism and included works of history,…

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Start a Resolution

Start a Resolution

Idea for a resolution, if you do those: If you’ve been a person who often has a platform and is comfortable telling your story, consciously make space for people who don’t have a platform and are nervous/anxious/afraid to tell their story. There’s a lot of power in stories. Grant some of that power to those…

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Thinking About Creativity

Thinking About Creativity

I listened to a podcast this morning called The Writer Files; the specific episode was called The Best of ‘The Writer’s Brain’ Part One: Creativity.  The guest was neuroscientist Michael Gybko and addressed creativity as a brain function.  They also talked about ideas on how a person could increase their creativity. The gist of it…

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Where Did That Come From?

Where Did That Come From?

I have been a fan of science fiction for a long, long time. I love and respect the genre and its masters so much that I have felt intimidated about the prospect of writing within it. I’ve tried a few times, one story was submitted to the now-defunct erotic magazine, Salacious for their sci-fi edition. …

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The Gatekeepers are Gone

The Gatekeepers are Gone

This quote is from Marisa Cummings of Creative Thursday. I will eventually have the first line of this quote tattooed to my arm.  I have this quote posted on the wall above my desk as an inspiration, as a reminder. The Gatekeepers are Gone. There is no one standing between me and my goals. You…

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