Blogmas # 4 – Work with what is.

In theater school, the actors were often frustrated when they couldn’t get a scene right. They got angry, unmotivated. Sometimes they wanted to drop the part. The seasoned teacher wouldn’t want to suppress but guide the student in channeling their feelings to the role. “Use that! Use that!” I remember a gesticulating director throw at the stage. We do exactly the same in writing.

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Blogmas # 3 – Morning pages, un-edited

What I put on paper first thing in the morning can be so raw, so real, and I think that those qualities are what people connect to the most, rather than virtuous writing. Today’s offering is a transcript of my morning pages, the space where the chaotic and silly mind runs free.

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Blogmas # 2: Routine, holy routine

I wake up earlier than usual. My first thoughts race around the commitment I made to post daily for one month, which makes me equal parts thrilled and terrified. Next rumination: another day of obnoxious weather. Still, I scribble three pages each morning, the touchstone of my creative process. Always at the same table, with a coffee on the side and cats in the horizon.

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Top Museums of Amsterdam

Museums of Amsterdam: a compilation for weird times x 12

Gloomy times call for special measures of upliftment. a round-up of the most relevant, intriguing, and History‑rich museums in Amsterdam, the city with the most museums per square meter in the world. Save this post for visits in-person or opt for a virtual tour. In any case, here’s an inspiration boost!

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