Sunday, October 17, 2010

This Dog is Amazing and Should Make Her Way onto Dancing With the Stars

I know she's not a celebrity yet but after receiving this video clip in an e-mail, I doubt it will take long for this canine to dance her away across the silver screen.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Training Your Brain to Write

                                                                Image from Photobucket

They say the right side of your brain is the creative side.

So how do we get those neurons sparking?

1. Read; read whatever you get your hands on. Input produces output.

2. Set aside a time of day where you devote to writing. Let’s say it’s eight to eleven, try to stick with a schedule

3. Take note pad and pen and look at things--really look and write what you see on the pad as if you were describing it to a blind person. This is a great exercise.

4. Honing your craft. Have someone read your work out loud, listen to your words and how it flows. You would be surprised at how easy it is to find something that sounds off key.

5. Writer’s block? Try ramble writing; write something … anything and your brain will kick in and pick up the pieces to get you back on track.

6. Whether you go for a walk, take a long leisurely bath or simply stand at the sink doing dishes, let your thoughts wander… Daydream what you plan to write.

Remember everything starts with a dream.