Creative Life Truths: You Can’t do it Alone

Creative Life Truths: You Can't do it Alone — Write RightThe other week, I shared a cup of coffee with a new acquaintance. He asked about my art, so I told him about Write Right and how I place her into books, fairytales, and nursery rhymes. He listened, and then he asked if I had ever thought of letting her time travel in order to meet poets.

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Creative Life Truths: Being Creative is Hard

Creative Life Truths: Being Creative is Hard — Write RightIf anyone ever tells you that being creative is easy or gets easier, look him or her in the eye and say, “You’re a liar.” Go ahead. I give you permission because here’s the grim, true reality: being creative is hard.

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Creative Life Truths: Fear is Necessary

Creative Life Truths: Fear is Necessary — Write RightAs a writer or artist, ruts come easily. The finished product may be good, excellent even, but it falls within acceptable limits. As an example: my poetry. My standard style employs short lines and couplets. I like it; it gives room for invention. However, it quickly becomes “du jour”—in graduate school, people could identify my poems by the lines, no name or signature required. The form grew restrictive, definitive.

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