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The Crowds Below

Today's visual prompt is a shot I took on top of the Ferris wheel at the last Vegoose at Sam Boyd Stadium in 2007. What a great festival! I really wish they had been able to bring it back in subsequent years, however, the recession put the kibosh on that.…

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We are one of the shouts

Let me start this week off on the right foot by giving you a quote from Ray Bradbury. We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted…

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Prompt: Empty Shelves

This week's writing prompt is this shelving unit from a former job of mine. Why are they empty? Is there something missing? What would you put in there? If you want to share what you wrote, please comment and let me know. I'd love to read it!

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Prompt: What do you believe in?

Jack Kerouac "I believed in a good home, in sane and sound living, in good food, good times, work, faith, and hope. I have always believed in these things. It was with some amazement that I realized I was one of the few people in the world who really believed…

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Prompt: Release the Imagination

Today's quote is meant to help you set up your physical space to unleash the creativity inside. buy a boxset of Toni Morrison's work I tell my students one of the most important things they need to know is when they are at their best, creatively. They need to ask…

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Embracing Your Creative Nemesis

I'm not a devout follower of New Age thinking. I'm a cradle Catholic, but I have a hard time believing that God doesn't give us the tools to explore other ways of thinking. For example, my Ma always had Buddhist and pagan symbols in the house while insisting we go…

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Prompt: Holding repetition

Haruki Murakami When I'm in writing mode for a novel, I get up at 4:00 am and work for five to six hours. In the afternoon, I run for 10km or swim for 1500m (or do both), then I read a bit and listen to some music. I go to…

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On Keeping a Private Journal

Writing has always been a therapeutic endeavor for me. I turned to poetry when I had no other voice. However, I quickly realized that my will to live was intertwined with the art of writing when I channeled my teenage rage and post-adolescent hangups on paper. I graduated from poetry…

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