Carol S. Mann
Bits and Pieces
“He knew everyone had flaws. People fell from grace all the time. But some people fell further than others.” From “Ferrelli’s Fall” (Creek Songs).
Tag Archives: Edward Hopper
So how messy is your desk?
My desktop is cluttered. I don’t mean my physical desktop. It’s sort of sane. I mean the computer one. You can see the clutter in the photo. Files and word docs all over. It’s starting to get out of hand. … Continue reading
Posted in Creativity, fiction writing, Finding Ideas: The Creative Process, Looking for Inspiration, memoir, poetry, Reading, short story, Writing Tagged Anne Lamott, clutter, computer screen, Edward Hopper, files, Isabel Allende, messy desk, Nighthawks, organizing, poetry, submissions, word.docs 6 Comments
Hey, inspiration! Are you out there?
Inspiration is an elusive sensation with the power to move our minds and our emotions. It may be captured in a sunset or a child’s smile or a rainbow. We may be inspired by a famous person or a person … Continue reading
Posted in Creativity, Inspiration, Reading, Writing Tagged Anton Chekov, Art, Bird Girl, Chinle, Edward Hopper, Kathryn Stockett, Monet, Nighthawks, R.C. Gorman, Sylvia Shaw Judson, The Help 14 Comments
Finding Ideas: The Creative Process
I was looking for a way to initiate a discussion of the creative process with a university class of artists, writers and business majors. I wanted something colorful and fun. After playing with the idea, I bought a red funnel, … Continue reading
A Fiction Writers’ Workshop
No matter how many workshops I facilitate, the journey, from the first meeting to the last, is full of exciting discoveries. Recently, in a short story workshop composed mostly of artists, we did a “Writer’s Workout” in each session. The … Continue reading