Eating Creatively = Writing Creatively!

Want to boost your creativity? So often we talk about all the factors that increase our creativity in writing, art, creative projects, and more. We mention atmosphere, writing places, mood, inspiring photos and candles, nature walks, fresh air and more. But not too often do we talk about food + writing. Food is one of […]

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Festive Fondue

It’s a Fondue Holiday! Growing up Swiss-German-Canadian, a delicious hot Swiss fondue is one of my all-time favourite dinners, and it was such a treat to do this today, on Boxing Day. If you’ve ever had a fondue, you know that it’s more of an experience than a meal. A glass of wine, conversation, and […]

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T’is The Season Of Ornaments And Love

T’is the season of festive ornaments. I have so many memories of a bright pine tree with a star on top, of the smell of fresh pine and sap in our living room (a bit of cold air lingering after my Dad brought the tree in through the front door), opening those special square white […]

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Creating The Mood For Writing What You Love

Where do you love to write? Let’s talk about the kind of space, place, mood, and atmosphere that inspires you to write what you love. Our lives consist of so many moods and spaces: modern and contemporary, dark and romantic, boho and relaxing, natural and flowing, green plants and windows, bright and sunny, rustic wood, […]

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Reflect Before You Blog: What Is It I Really Want To Say?

Sometimes we want to simply jump into our writing. We get in front of the blank screen, and we want to dive into our topic with two feet. We have our tea ready, we’re at our desk, and we have one hour set aside. We are determined that we are going to “get this done.” […]

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Five Senses Image-Writing: Bees, Dragonflies, & Grasshoppers

You are walking on a summer day through a field of flowers. The sun is hot and the flowers and bees are beautiful. You are alone and happy. OR You are walking through a field of dandelions and wildflowers. It’s hot summer. Your skin is sticky from the humid heat. You smell the dry pine […]

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Spiral-writing: Getting To The Heart Of It

I have always imagined that at the very eye of the funnel cloud, you will find what the storm is really trying to say … Do you remember being in elementary school, and first hearing about brainstorming? And then being in high school and hearing about it again? And then maybe in one of your […]

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Writing In Community: What Does This Look Like?

Many of us are used to writing alone. We might writing our blog posts alone at our desk at home, or we might take a walk with our nature journal and sit on a log while writing down some thoughts, or we might visit the cottage and walk to the beach to write, or get […]

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