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Dear Typo

September 24, 2015 • eparkin1208

Dear Typo,

That’s it. I’ve had it with you. You’ve gone and pissed me off Typo. You turned my as into has my soon into moon and my grass into sass You messed up my manuscript. I’m mad at you typo. I’m comin’ after you and I’m gonna take you out. Be afraid Typo, very afraid.

Erik

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My Creative Mind

September 17, 2015 • eparkin1208

Writing has allowed me to explore my creative side. I have found that creativity is like lightening in a bottle. It doesn’t strike often, but when it does, it must be answered promptly with reverence and obedience. What I mean is, when my brain says to write, write I must. I sit at my computer and write everyday. I find that it helps to just write one letter at a time. Sometimes my ideas are shrouded in shadows of stress
or doubt but if I calm myself, they can fall from my creative tree like leaves on a fall day. When I write, I sometimes think of pretty creative questions like:

1. How pointed are an Elf’s ears?

2. What does an Ogre smell like?

3. Well there ever be a wheelchair without a stupid sounding horn?

4 Can similes be too descriptive?

Buddha’s second noble truth is “The cause of suffering is desire.” I find that sometimes it is better not to have desire or goals for my writing and just let it come of its own volition. But sometimes I just want to get something down and that’s when this approach is tough to use. What is your creative process?

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Igniting The Fire Of Creativity

September 4, 2015 • eparkin1208

Art, any kind of art comes from ideas. So, how do you have ideas? How do you start the creative fire burning? Well, in my experience, ideas come from experiences. Artists, especially Authors, draw their inspiration from things that happen to them. Inspiration can also come from things they read or people they know. If you have an idea, its important to work on it everyday. History shows that when one takes the seed of creativity and waters it with sweat. It can flower into something special.

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What stops us?

September 1, 2015 • eparkin1208

What stops us? What keeps us from realizing our potential. There will always be things that. hold us back Some of them we can control and some we can’t. But, in my experience the hardest obstacles to get past are the ones we put in front of ourselves. How do you stop or subdue the negative self-talk and messages you hear? Especially from yourself?

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