Basic faith questions can help us stay grounded when we discuss our creative gifts and how to use them in the world … More Who Made You? Staying Grounded While Working in Creative Fields
Contour drawing slows us down and frees us up to explore details that breathe life into our story’s characters and settings. … More Slow Down and Discover Rich Details
Helena George, a former conference attendee, has blogged for Write2Ignite several times. Her fantasy young adult novel, Ships, Secrets and Survivors was reviewed in September. In this post, she shares some thoughts on writing and music. ******** One thing I’ve noticed in writers, is that we aren’t “just” writers. As creatively-minded people, most of us … More Musing with Music by Helena George, Guest Blogger
Is your creativity a mirror or a flashlight? Is it a thermometer or a thermostat? Does it reflect what’s in the heart already or change the surroundings? A mirror reflects what’s in front of it. The viewer sees what’s already there. A flashlight sheds light in darkness. The viewer gains new insight that’s useful in moving ahead. Here’s … More Is Your Creativity a Mirror or a Flashlight?
I’m told I was a particularly difficult baby and a challenging child. The family blames the first on colic; I blame the second on a vivid imagination. Whatever the cause, a series of photos seems to substantiate the claims of my parentals, aunts and uncles, and grandmother. One snapshot in particular comes to mind. Picture … More Making Mud Pies
When I was in the 3rd grade, Mrs. Wheatley, my teacher, gave my mother a warning. She said, “Mrs. Snipes, we just can’t let his imagination run off with him.” My mom didn’t heed that warning . . . and it’s the reason why I still daydream today! One of my favorite daydream scenarios might … More If Your Future Could Speak