Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #234 — Nativity Suite Poetry for Christmas

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Go ahead and rise, stars.

Simeons Moment

“Simeon’s Moment” by Ron DiCianni

Whisper about the origins

of the universe, your secret,

holy fires.  Tonight I will remember

the child I held to my chest.

I will pull my cloak to my face

and drift in the sweetness of milk.

from Simeon by Tania Runyan (Lines 25-31)

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #217 — Ta-Nehisi Coates on Writing

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Bringing you a great video today with author, journalist, blogger and teacher Ta-Nehisi Coates from Creative Breathroughs by The Atlantic. It’s less than 4-minutes and worth the watch! Continue reading

Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #165 — Ira Glass on Creativity

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Ira GlassIra Glass is the host and producer of the documentary radio program “This American Life” broadcast on Public Radio. Today’s inspiration is a clip of him speaking on creativity. To whet your appetite, here’s a quick quote:

“The thing I would just like to say with all my heart is that most everybody I know who does interesting creative work they went through a phase of years where they had really good taste and they could tell what they were making wasn’t as good as what they wanted it to be. They knew it fell short. It didn’t have that special thing we wanted it to have. And the thing I would say to you is that everybody goes through that…

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #164 — Writing Groups on Facebook

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FBIt’s another Facebook Friday!! And we have two groups featured today!

Our first group is Christian Authors & Writers and has almost 16,000 members!! It is administered by Mark & Claudette Elliott. Continue reading

Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #152 — Preface, Foreward, Prologue, Oh My!

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What’s the difference between a preface, a foreward and a prologue, you ask? Let’s ask Tamika Hall! I’ve referred you to Tamika earlier this year (check that out here) and I’m sending you there again to hear Tamika discuss the differences on her podcast:

Preface, Foreward, Prologue, Oh My!

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #146 — Encouragement for Writers

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Sarah WellsI’ve posted a piece from author and poet Sarah Wells before (see: Field Guide to Resisting Temptation and if you haven’t read this transparent piece yet, I highly encourage you do).

We also spent the week and a half before Easter with Sarah’s poetry, taking us to deep places as we considered the Passion of Christ (see: 7 Virtual Art Walk for links to all those deeply touching posts).

I wanted to post another great article from her today, this one with simple and practical advice for writers! Continue reading

Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #133 — Creativity, Touch & Feel

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I’ve long been a proponent of putting pen to paper, and not in the proverbial sense, but in real-live, actual pen or pencil in hand on that thin, white stuff of trees we call paper!  However, today I’m sending you over to the Creative Thinking Hub for a short article on Creativity, Touch & Feel. This article is about how to use your tablet in a similar way as pen and paper. Continue reading