Successful Inefficiency

I live and work in a house with many stairs. Four levels, in fact. Granted, they are short levels, half-stories, but still… A friend recently spent the day with me. One of our conversations when something like this.   Her: (Seeing me run up the stairs with a single item in my hand – again.)…

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How Distractions Benefit Creativity

I am a BIG fan of TED Talks. For those of you who have not yet discovered this marvelous free resource for inspiration, TED is a nonprofit that captures talks of 18 minutes or less on a variety of interesting and thought-provoking topics. No matter what you’re area of interest, there is probably a TED…

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Using Strong Emotions as Creative Fodder

Sometimes, life swamps us like that unseen sneaker wave when we walk the beach. Out of nowhere, what we’d planned as a calm and joyful time turns sad. We attempt to make the best of things, but it still hurts. I had such a weekend. Friends I traveled to see suffering from sudden tragedies we…

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Knowing Your Real Creative Self

I came out of the womb fully formed, at least for destiny’s purposes. Storycatcher. Teacher. Consultant. I will no doubt go to my grave as such, trying to fix things on the other side in much the same way as I do in this one. Every job I’ve held over the years contained aspects of…

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Finding Writing Joy Again

A social media platform recently reminded me of a posting I did four years ago. “Book 1 done – what a HIGH!!!!!” How clearly I remember that day, writing THE END in bold-faced type with a flourish of fingers on the keyboard. It didn’t matter that the long process of editing awaited, or that I…

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Making Time for Being Creative

I wrote earlier about how I already felt behind in 2016. (Read that post here in case you missed it.) It’s a problem I often hear creative people complain about, missing our self-designed deadlines. But what can we do about it? Many of us have a long list of absolutes when it comes to our…

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Reboot 2016 Please!

We are less than a month into the new year, and already, I feel like I’m behind on my productivity goals. I intended to write at least five days a week. That means I should have already enjoyed at least twenty four days of productivity so far. How much have I accomplished? Ah, not so…

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Welcome to Goose Your Muse!

You love to create. Writing stories with characters or factual reflections – the genre doesn’t matter and neither does the format. Art with a camera or with a brush. Musical notes designed to make people sing along – or bring tears to their eyes. You crave creation. The business and productivity sides you aren’t crazy…

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