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What Are Your Dreams Telling You?

9 Jun
DreamShips

Kristy Mitchell’s jawdropping Wonderland photographs come to her in dreams.

Someone once told me that writers have especially intuitive dreams. I’ve had some soul-shaking ones, and last week’s was a doozy. But more on that later.

So I consulted the Internet. Turns out there are whole books on the subject of writers and dreams.

Did you know that without dreams we wouldn’t have Frankenstein, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Catch-22, Misery, or even TwilightAll of these stories came to authors by way of dreams.

Think this all sounds like a bunch of hippie-dippie nonsense? Scientific American says otherwise.  Continue reading

Wallet Exercise

25 Sep

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As Dr. Shelley Carson points out her book Your Creative Brain, creativity is not limited to artists or writers.

“We are all creative,” she insists. “Creativity is the hallmark human capacity that has allowed us to survive thus far.”

And she’s not just talking about surviving external events. She’s talking about surviving the internal ups and downs of life. (Yes, we all have them.)

Here’s one of her simple exercises, and her book has many more.

It only takes 10 minutes. Why not try it? You might be surprised at what it reveals.

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