Time for a Change Can be a New Opportunity

New Opportunity, Last Post The New Year is a good time to reassess our priorities. I’ve decided it’s now time for me to make a change and I’m going to stop writing this blog. Today is my last post! I’ve come to a point where I feel I really need to focus my energy on finishing the final edit of […]

Have you #Read My Two favorite #Books from 2015?

I haven’t read as many books as I’d like this year, but there are two that clearly stand out for me as memorable reads of 2015. Fittingly for the 100th anniversary, they are both set in and around WWI. #Book 1: Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain This book is strictly speaking a memoir, but it […]

Winners of The Creative Zone #Coloring Book & Free #Coloring Pages

Congratulations ! The winners of The Creative Zone Coloring Book Giveaway are: 1. D.G. Kaye 2. Jan Twissel 3. Barbara Lynne Ross 4. Andrea  Spengler 5. Angela Smith 6. Stephanie L Woohoo! Free #Coloring Book Pages!! As a thank you to all the people who entered, here are 3 more Free Pages from The Creative Zone I hope […]

3 Key Points Creatives Can Learn from #NaNoWriMo

November is #NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month, where thousands of people all over the world write a novel of 50,000w in 30 days. Insane you say? Why put so much pressure on yourself?  I’ve not done NaNoWriMo myself, but I’ve recently been wondering what other creatives and entrepreneurs can learn from the discipline of […]

Lack of fREADom Sucks…No More Banned #Books

21st Centuryville Sept.27th -Oct 3rd 2015 is Banned Books Week and this year I’ve been lucky to have an interview with senior librarian of 21stCenturyville, Ms. Viva Libriani. Ms.Libriani will be seen this year leading the march with her trademark chant Lack of fREADdom sucks…No More banned books! But she was not always a champion for this […]

Why Was Evelyn Waugh “Apalled” By His Own Work?

This is a reblog of one of Robert Bruce’s posts from his fantastic website 101Books.net which is the best book site on the web in my opinion. Why Was Evelyn Waugh “Apalled” By His Own Work? by Robert on May 7, 2015 The critics love Brideshead Revisited. As you know, it’s on the Time list–that’s why I’m reading […]

#Author in Focus: Virginia Woolf – A Life of Her Own

 Virginia Woolf – A Life of Her Own Author In Focus Bio: Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. Wikipedia Born: January 25, 1882, Kensington, United Kingdom Died: March 28, 1941, River Ouse, Sussex, United Kingdom Spouse: Leonard Woolf (m. 1912–1941) Movies: Orlando, Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Golven, Simple Gifts, A Room of One’s Own Siblings: Vanessa […]

9 Famous #Authors Rejected by Publishers

I have been submitting my manuscript to agents over the past few months so I thought this was a great post to reblog from  Bridget Whelan Writer to include on my site. Enjoy. Bridget Whelan Writer 9 famous authors rejected by publishers (comfort for emerging writers) I enjoyed reading the article published by The Writers Circle website about famous […]

10 Ways to Be Creative in the Summer

Does summertime make you feel creative and want to try new things? Or do you just like to have fun in the sun? I like both, so while I’ll be posting all through the summer, I’m taking a break from blog commenting until after Labor Day. Some of you may remember this post from last […]

Barbara Kingsolver: What is the Heart of a Novel?

  Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the Congo in her early childhood. The novel which earned her a pulitzer prize nomination and an Oprah endorsement, was “The Poisonwood Bible”  published in 1998, and follows a missionary family in the colonial Congo.  She […]