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Exercise Your “What-if” Muscle

At my May writer’s meeting, we were lucky to have Leanne Banks. She is such a dynamic speaker and, though I’ve heard her present several times, she somehow always manages to focus on an area where I’m having trouble. (I … Continue reading

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More Cowbell Mash-up #7 – Kick Creativity In The A$$

After a Saturday of inspiration and brainstorming techniques from a successful writer, I asked a musician friend of mine the following question:

“You’ve made an album a year for TWENTY years now. What is the creative process that allows you to do that?”

He smiled at me, a really benevolent cozy smile that made me feel better about bringing work to his Saturday night of fun. And then he said, “I don’t really know.”

My response: WHAT? That’s it? Come on! I thought this music business was different than being a writer. That’s what all my writer pals would say. Continue reading

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