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The Creative Life

Moving Past the Inner Critic

This insightful post about the Inner Critic was written by guest author Sue Macrae. The original appeared on her blog where she shared her journey. I've reprinted here with her permission. I’m gearing up to undertake the National November Novel Writing (NaNoWriMo) challenge. That has me thinking of the specter I will deal with as… Continue reading Moving Past the Inner Critic

Creative Friends

Meet My Creative Friend: Elizabeth Cottrell

The creative art of writing This month my guest creative is Elizabeth Cottrell, a heart-based writer I've come to know in the virtual world. Although we hang out in similar circles and have many friends in common in the real world, our paths have never actually crossed except online. I hope one day we get… Continue reading Meet My Creative Friend: Elizabeth Cottrell

Creative Friends

Meet my creative friend: Karen Richardson

I'm very excited about introducing you to this month's guest artist - Karen Richardson. I first met Karen Richardson when we visited her home during a Studio Tour and came away with one of her paintings. Later, I enrolled in her workshops and along the way discovered a good friend. Before my move to Nova… Continue reading Meet my creative friend: Karen Richardson

Big Magic
The Creative Life

Book Review – Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Today, I welcome Elizabeth Cottrell to the blog. She is a writer and creative friend who generously offered to share her review of "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear". Redefining creativity From the book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert: “Q: What is creativity? “A: The relationship between a human being and the mysteries of inspiration”… Continue reading Book Review – Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear