Category Archives: Inspirations

Things That Make Me Smile No.116: Steampunk in Action

While the logical follow up to my essay last week would be a work of steampunk art I had created, I have only the one mechanical dog that I’ve shown you before (the artwork for my article is a celebration … Continue reading

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Go To Resources: 2016 Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour

I have been struggling with this Merry-Go-Round topic because I don’t really have a list of go to resources. With the exception of, where I verify shades of meaning and historical period for words, and sites I receive blog … Continue reading

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Junk Mail: A Creativity Game to Play

It’s been a bit since I did a creativity exercise, and I was cleaning off the kitchen table today when I got an inspiration. Most writers when asked will say ideas are all around us every day. The difficulty isn’t … Continue reading

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My Favorite Genres for Writing and Reading: 2015 Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour

This is a hard topic for me because I’ve hardly met a genre in which I haven’t found at least one book to enjoy, and odd stories have popped up from all sorts of genres I never imagined writing. If … Continue reading

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Word Play: Salad (Part 1)

Like my earlier creativity game with the word “flower,” “salad” is one of those terms that is almost universally recognized, and yet depending on your habits, culture, or upbringing can have many different meanings. Thanks to a period in my … Continue reading

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