Things that inspire me to write #64: Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art

It started with a short story and a night of open mic. Pretty soon I was coming to writing workshops, volunteering with kids’ zine-making groups and even worked as a program assistant at one point, helping to build floating poetry lanterns and then heading down to the ocean to set them free. Being involved, just […]

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Things that inspire me to write #68: My son

  A trip to the recycling bin is no longer a trip to the recycling bin, but an epic quest with Spiderman and Iceman to locate Dora’s lost macaroni. An orange is not an orange, but a dinosaur egg / woodpecker egg. And of course, bed time stories are always up for revision–why shouldn’t the three […]

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Things that inspire me to write #75: The Velveteen Rabbit

Frustration. It can be painful and annoying and when it comes to the craft of writing, exceedingly persistent  But it can also create wonders. Reading The Velveteen Rabbit to my son this afternoon, I discovered that this wonderful, magical classic in children’s literature was born out of the author’s, Margery Williams, frustration with her previous publications. According to the […]

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