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

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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

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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

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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

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