“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel
that you, too, can become great.” ~ Mark Twain
You come across an old text that claims you are in fact a demigod, a person whose one parent is/was a mythological god and whose other parent is/was mortal. Many ancient civilizations such as Greek, Celtic, Sumerian and Indian hosted the belief in demigods and some still do. Who was/is your godly parent? What would your “divine” gifts be? Do you have super-human strength? Can you walk through fire?
Write about a day in the life of your “demigod self”.
Get creative and more importantly….have fun! 🙂
Just took a moment to check my inbox for the night only to find a message saying that the lovely and talented Ash N. Finn ~ http://ashnfinn.wordpress.com has nominated me for the “One Lovely Blog Award”!
The wonderful and talented Ash N. Finn who calls Dublin, Ireland home, is a wonderfully gifted writer and such an authentic soul. I am truly at a loss for words (which, trust me doesn’t happen often) and honoured that she has nominated me for this award. 🙂
The rules of acceptance for this award nomination are as follows:
The 7 things about myself which I would like to share with you here are:
The 15 fabulous bloggers I choose to nominate are all extremely talented and giving writers:
That’s pretty much it! I am honoured and would like to thank Ash for nominating me! Wishing everyone a wonderful day! 🙂
For those who celebrated the Victoria Day Weekend…this one is for you. For many the Victoria Day weekend marks the launch of the nice weather and to some the start of the warm weather outdoor festivities (camping, BBQ’s etc.). For some Canadians it is often nicknamed the May 2-4, which is slang for a case of twenty-four beers. The May 24 weekend is the weekend that many wild parties have been spawned…parties, you dare not speak of…or do you?!? You wake up the morning after the weekend and don’t seem to remember much of the preceding events but notice several things seem oddly out of place, namely…
Get creative and have fun! 🙂
Welcome to Writerzblox.net’s May 2012 Newsletter! This month we have some tips on choosing topics, as well as book recommendations, a monthly writing prompt, free wallpaper, tips, tricks and plenty of inspiration.
At one point in their writing career, a writer will ponder what it is they should be writing about. Many writers have heard the old adage, ‘write what you know’. In some cases, this is true – if you have extensive knowledge of and a passion for a subject, it will most likely make for intriguing and passionate prose. For many though, writing offers them a chance to learn and research a topic that they might not ever otherwise have a reason to read about.
There are so many ways to generate ideas to write about. For many, topics come easily but if you are stuck, ask yourself some of the following questions or try some of these tips:
Writing is a creative act, so don’t be afraid to get creative with topic selection.
‘Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.’ ~ E. L. Doctorow
This Month’s Affirmation: “I am always inspired, motivated and ready to write.”
Ken Robinson (Author)
Reviewer: Belinda Witzenhausen
‘The Element’ is a book that discusses the importance of creativity in our lives. Not a self-help book per say, but a book that opens up the mind to different perspectives asking one to explore the necessity of creativity, diversity and imagination to enhance life. To quote Ken Robinson, “The Element is where a person’s natural talent meets their personal passion.” Robinson explores the conditions required for us to uncover the Element in ourselves and encourages us to invite others to partake as well. “The Element” discusses creative people such as Matt Groening, Mick Fleetwood, Bart Conner, Paul McCartney, Meg Ryan, and Debbie Allen just to name a few. “The Element” also goes a step further, discussing the impact of our current education system and the drawbacks that will be facing children in the future.
“The Element” is a book written to incite thought and open our eyes to the diversity of unique abilities that we all have. In my opinion this book is a wonderful, intelligent, often humorous read that will definitely help one gain a much broader perspective about ourselves, and society as a whole.
For an interesting video from TED Talks~ Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
How to Be a Writer: Building Your Creative Skills Through Practice and Play [Paperback] by Barbara Baig (Author)
Dream Big! For most of us we often harbour huge dreams that we never act on simply due to a fear of failure. What is the one thing you would do if you knew you could not fail? Get creative, write and most importantly have fun! 🙂
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