Friday, September 21, 2018

23 results for 'creative writing'

Are Politics Influencing Your Writing Style?

By Randy Mitchell, published on Apr 10, 2014

If you write books, are a blogger, post on social media and tap into the latest pulse of our social and political landscape it’s easy to consider popular opinions while churning out your current content. The question is: how much are you allowing these to dictate what you write?

Our world has become very judgment-minded, politically and socially correct and is constantly trying to find the right balance as to what’s trendy, acceptable and careful not to offend. It’s become exhausting and I’ve known some who’ve resorted to keeping their opinions to themselves for fear of reprisal—delicately... (more)

Tags: creativity, creative writing, randy mitchell, novels, writing novels, writing and politics, writing about politics, developmental writing

Magic Man

By Debbie D.B., published on Feb 13, 2013

She was grinning like a Cheshire Cat

Feeling gorgeous and wicked

and wishing that

It would never end

This was madness, of course, and too decadent

Lived only for the next interlude

Her feelings, so eloquent

It was bound to end

Flames that burn too brightly are not easy to sustain

The Magic Man was losing interest

and she was in so much pain

It was going to end

She tried a few last-ditch desperation ploys

This only served to make things worse

And now, there would be no more joys

This was... (more)

Tags: poetry, creative writing, infatuation

Writing with Heart

By Randy Mitchell, published on Jan 16, 2013

While having dinner recently, the lovely lady I was with suddenly asked, “How’s your writing going?

I took a moment and said, “Are you asking about my new book?”

“Yes, tell me about it.”

She’s one who’s suggested I do a sequel to, Sons In The Clouds. And although I haven’t dismissed that idea, right now, I have another story which I’ve spent a great deal of time developing. In my mind, and my heart, I finally believe I’ve seen the true plot from beginning to end.

As I began describing the new novel, I told her about how I saw the characters; their pain and happiness,... (more)

Tags: writing, creative writing, creating, randy mitchell, writing novels, creative thought, emotional writing, hemingway, being a writer

What Am I?

By Angie Alaniz, published on Oct 23, 2012

Specular reflections of visible light, who came up with this device?

Reflecting identity can sometimes have our own contorted expression our image can be grimace obscenity.

It can easily effect our own persona how fair is that?

Who’s twisted vivid idea came up with that?

It seems so unfair just to glare when I’m bare standing in front of you.

Observation bounces off so fast we put ourselves on probation to avoid our own litigation.

Even so the fact remains indeed it’s guaranteed women alone adore you.

A queen, a princes, a mother a whore would... (more)

Tags: poem, creative writing, fun, riddle

Do you want to be more creative? Move your body!

By TonyBerkman, published on Oct 29, 2011

There is an entire body of research that is staring to point to a strong connection between physical movement and being creative. One psychological scientist Angela Leung of the Singapore Management University, while working with some colleagues from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and Cornell, became interested in the possibility because of the many metaphors that link creativity to physical experiences.

These metaphors it seems derive from a link between "generating new ideas"when we adjust our "physical experiences" or our "environment." Anthony... (more)

Tags: creativity, creative writing, creativity and physical movement, how can i be more creative, breaking writers block

My Future Letter of Retirement

By Miranda, published on Oct 27, 2011

To My Amazing Children,

MeMe, Butch, Bruiser & Brody October 1, 2028

First off let me begin by saying Happy 18th birthday Brody. It seems like only yesterday you were struggling to breathe and they were wheeling you off to the NICU while I was still in surgery. I was very worried but we were in an amazing hospital with the best Doctors around. We were in good hands. It was a long 6 days but with my emotional melt down in front of the staff after they told us I was being released and sent home 45 minutes away while you stay... (more)

Tags: humor, family, creative writing

The Pier - One mother's struggle with depression

By PamelaGold, published on Oct 24, 2011

Her day was spinning out of control. Not a single thing was going right since the coffee pot broke this morning before her first sip.

The kids were fighting. The baby was whining. Her husband couldn't find something. Before she could yell at him to actually move items around to find it, she scooped up her car keys and purse and headed out the door without so much as a word to any of them.

I had to get out of there. I couldn't take it anymore. The guilt is pulling me by the hair in the wrong direction. The anxiety is crippling me. Now what, where am I going? She... (more)

Tags: depression, mental illness, suicide, creative writing, anxiety, postpartum depression

Broo's Got Talent

By TonyBerkman, published on Oct 14, 2011

The basics: Contestants have until 9 a.m. Central time, Wednesday morning, October 18tth here in the States to finish this story in 2 paragraphs or less using the following ingredients. The Ingredients: - The sentence, “She had gone weeks without a shower knowing that ____________." - The Neighbor Next Door - A Full Moon - A Cat - Ketchup - A book The Details: Please leave your stories on as a comment (or as a comment with a link to the story, if you prefer), only leave them there, and don’t... (more)

Tags: creative writing, writing fun, finish the story, complete the story

Interview with Dark Fantasy Author Benjamin Kane Ethridge

By JaimeM, published on Aug 17, 2011

Benjamin Kane Ethridge is the Bram Stoker Award winning author of the novel Black & Orange. Beyond that he's written several collaborations with Michael Louis Calvillo, one of which is a novella called Ugly Spirit, available in 2011. He also wrote a master's thesis entitled, "Causes of Unease: The Rhetoric of Horror Fiction and Film." Available in an ivory tower near you. Benjamin lives in Southern California with his wife and daughter, both lovely and both worthy of better. When he isn't writing, reading, guitaring, he's defending California's waterways and sewers from pollution.

Thank... (more)

Tags: fiction, writing, creative writing, author, novelist

Plain and simple, what is love?

By BusinessLife, published on Aug 5, 2011

What doesn't make sense? Everything. All these years gone by and still the same issue. How does one recognize real love? I'm not without some bit of understanding. Yes, I know that love is more than an emotion. I know love is action and sticking through the worst of times and not just enjoying the relationship. But I'm sick. I really mean it. My stomach gets all turned upside down even thinking about it.

Why can't love be like a great meal? I love shrimp cocktail, Caeser salad, T-bone steak or Prime rib. And oh, let's consider a nice chocolate mousse. But I can't find it made... (more)

Tags: love, creative writing, gillean smith, what is love, searching for love, understanding love. defining love, love tests, making love, finding love, getting love, hugs and kisses

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