Making Soup

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My first post of the new year comes a little later than intended. But here, I get to talk about how easy it is to get derailed from our intentions, the power of community to help get us back on track, and the inspiration that comes from exploring other types of creativity. I was no sooner back from holiday break, when my mom went into hospital less than a week later. She’s fine now, but during that time I was not only assisting her in getting back home and on her feet, I was also helping coordinate the MFA program …

December Challenge: 5 Ways to Keep Your Writing Momentum During the Busiest Time of Year

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If you’re like me, you find this time of year particularly challenging in terms of keeping up with your creative goals and intentions. Looking at my schedule, I have events almost every night. And that’s not including the shopping, wrapping, baking, card writing, and all the other stuff that is fun but cuts down considerably on time normally spent writing or doing other creative pursuits. When I do get a few minutes to sit down and write, I am tired. And it takes longer to get going because my mind is filled with all the other things on the “to …