Category Archives: The creative mind

Find your own hidden gems of creativity


“Everyone wants to be creative, but some people just seem to ooze creativity from their pores.  Many people believe creativity is a certain something you either have or don’t have.     The truth of the matter is that everyone has a creative side.  It may look different than that of others, but everyone can turn on …

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Celeste: A Review


Celeste is a psychological thriller in novella form by Michelle Devon.  The word thriller definitely applies to this story.  It keeps the reader guessing at every turn and trying to predict the outcome.  Be warned that once you start reading, you will not want to put it down until the end.  Then you might wish it …

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A Question from Gram


Have you noticed Imma has been around a lot lately?  I’m not sure what Gram’s problem is, but she has been content to allow Imma to play.  Of course she’s been quite busy elsewhere, so that could be it.  Today Gram has a question:   Gram:  Imma, I appreciate you posting while I’ve been busy …

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Creativity Sparks


Today I want to share something I think of as a great creativity sparker. That may not be a word, but it is now :) This idea starts with something called a journal jar. A journal jar is a jar (duh!), such as a mason jar, in which you put strips of paper with a different topics. …

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The right brain/left brain conundrum: Do you hold yourself back?


The following is an excerpt from an article in which Dian Curtis Regan, a prolific writer of children’s and YA material of all kinds, offers some advice to newbies.  The article is “Ask the Author:  Dian Curtis Reagan” by Jon Bard of Children’s Book Insider (check out his newsletter).     The question: “I recently …

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More Word Play: Euphemisms


Today, we’re going to play with words again. eu·phe·mism eu-phe-mism  /ˈyufəˌmɪzəm/ Show Spelled [yoo-fuh-miz-uhm]    noun 1.  the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt. 2.  the expression so substituted: “To pass away” is a euphemism for “to die.” Euphemisms often hit the funny bone.  It is a …

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The English Language: Gotta love it 3


This one, again, I do not have a clue who wrote it.  It’s up to you whether to read it or not. :D You lovers of the English language might enjoy this .. There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is ‘UP.’ It’s easy to …

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The English Language: Gotta Love it 2


This came in the same e-mail (and I’m sure you’ve all seen it at one time or another) but I did find out who wrote it.  Richard Lederer, a man who has used and abused the English language for a living.  He is definitely a man after my own heart, and someone I plan to explore …

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The English Language: Gotta love it


Today we look at the English language again.  I LOVE language/words!   For a post on my other blog, I looked in a thesaurus trying to get a different way to say “Random Ramblings”  My favorite was “Promiscuous Ponderings’.  You can take a look here if you like.  I did not use that title, of course, but …

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Have you thunk a thought lately?


Think left (brain) and think right (brain) and think low and think high.  Oh, the THINKS you can think up if only you try! –Dr. Seuss (Oh, the THINKS you can Think!) Imagination is a wonderful thing.  It takes you places you could never go.  It takes you places that don’t exist, except in your …

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