On seeing the world as writers do: Ueland’s excercise in microscopic truthfullness

Sure, a writer writes, but is there more to it than that? Reading Brenda Ueland’s If You Want to Write,  I have started to wonder if being a writer is also about seeing the world in a particular way—being present to what is happening around you, observing details that others might gloss over, and when […]

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Artists: Be Here Now…or face this Duchman’s wrath

Apparently I have the attention span of a month-old shih tzu. Despite making a pledge to be more present,  I only managed to reign my mind in to the moment for all  of about 37 seconds over the course of two weeks. Pathetic, I know. And yet despite its brevity, I did manage to get […]

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Creativity through Mindfulness: Advice from Brenda Ueland

It happened again. Despite so many pinky-swear-sealed promises that I would most definitely and certainly get back to my manuscript and write a WHOLE chapter this week, I didn’t even manage to power up my laptop. I need help. Luckily, I found some in the form of Brenda Ueland’s book, If You Want to Write: A […]

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