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Cry Havoc! And Let Slip Your Inner Chuck Norris!

One of my favorite books about the creative process is A Kick in the Seat of the Pants by Roger Von Oech. In it, he advocates a kind of multiple personality approach to creativity. Four personalities, to be precise: The … Continue reading

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Get Lost! Or, Spill the Whine And Take That Pearl

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” –Henry David Thoreau Embarking on a Heroic Quest is a complex undertaking. In literature and film, when the Hero (or Heroine) answers the Call to Adventure, there is a specific … Continue reading

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Whimsical Wednesday: Real Life Superheroes

“It’s not who I am underneath… but what I do… that defines me.” –Batman The reason I started this weekly feature was to seek out inspiration from real people who see the world from a slightly different angle. Recently, author … Continue reading

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The Case of the Unbroken Spine, or, Finding a Worthy Adversary

My Heroic Quest is really coming together. I have my Hero in Training (me), I have my Romantic Interest (Rachel), I have potential Traveling Companions (blog followers, writing group members), and I have identified the need to find a Mentor figure. … Continue reading

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My Life Has a Plot That Would Make Ed Wood Puke

I have been reading the draft of my Life Story, and while it is a page-turner in some places, overall it has a meandering, hackneyed, early-draft-stages-of-Plan-9-From-Outer-Space-kind-of-bad plot, only far less interesting. It has everything: head-scratching randomness, a disconnect between cause and effect, … Continue reading

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