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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The Legend of Whoberus

The Legend of Whoberus

Anyone with a passing knowledge of Greek mythology has heard of Cerberus, the three-headed dog (though some accounts describe him as having many more heads than that and not all canine, this is not the story I am here to share).  What many do not know is that Cerberus was not an only child. His…

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It’s Pi Day!!!!

It’s Pi Day!!!!

Pi, Pie, πππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππ I get very excited about my birthday, which is today, because it is a super nerdy day and also because I share this birthday with Albert Einstein.  Which makes it even super nerdier. If you’d like to celebrate with me, eat some pie today.  Any kind of pie.  What’s your favorite? How…

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Be Like a Weed

Be Like a Weed

The book, Writing Past Dark, by Bonnie Friedman has plenty of interesting things to chew on.  It’s not your typical book about writing.  This is more the book about the demons we wrestle with while writing.  While not writing.  In order to write, etc. She talks about the way our writing can be strangled by…

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Fearing our Creations

Fearing our Creations

In the book, Writing Past Dark, Bonnie Friedman examines Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as a metaphor for what she sees as a common source of blockage for writers – the fear of our creation.  In Frankenstein, young Victor pursues his passion obsessively and alienates his family.  The knowledge he seeks has greater importance than their fears…

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It looks like I’m not doing anything

It looks like I’m not doing anything

My family has an uneven track record for giving me space while I’m writing. I get better results when I retreat to my writing grotto in the basement, but sometimes I want to be above ground, enjoying radiation from the sun. Once I’m visible, I’m vulnerable to interruption. Having some kind of writing artifacts in…

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Buddy’s Story: Goodbye, Kitty

Buddy’s Story: Goodbye, Kitty

Once upon a time (2013), I started writing a story about a butch dyke named Buddy who leaves the small town they grew up in and heads to the big city.  I started the story during one NaNoWriMo and continued it a year later during the next one. This project has been sitting on my…

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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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Between Worlds

Between Worlds

She woke with a start, gazing around with a confused expression. “Where is this? What’s going on?” She asked in a voice rough from lack of use. I stood up and came to her bedside. “You’re on the Zephretti in the infirmary.  Or what passes for it on a freighter.” The girl, who had been…

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