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From Will to Inspiration: The Creative Spectrum

Image 1Today I’m celebrating marvelous diversity in creative process. On one end of the spectrum, you’ve got Vladimir Nabokov, who claimed his characters were his galley slaves. Here the artist controls the medium and the content. You have an idea and, with great discipline and hard-earned skill, you execute it. On the other end of the spectrum, you get the novelists whose characters dance the tarantella or pick up a gun or cook tortellini of their own volition. The artist is simply a channel for material and craft. Creative energy works through you and your creation, surprising you in the process.

Then there’s the muddled middle between willful exertion and utter surrender which is where most artists reside. read more…

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February 6, 2016
9:00-noon
Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art & Practice of Spiritual Memoir
Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality.

February 13, 2016
1:30-4:30 PM
The Reflective Voice in Creative Nonfiction
The Loft Literary Center

February 27, 2016
9:00-noon
The Inner Life of Stories: Writing as Deep Listening
Plymouth Congregational Church

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June 19-23, 2016
The Inner Life of Stories: Writing as Deep Listening retreat
The Christine Center

September 12-16, 2016
Alone Together writing retreat
Madeline Island School of the Arts

 

 

Save The Date

June 19-23, 2016
The Inner Life of Stories: Writing as Deep Listening retreat
The Christine Center

September 12-16, 2016
Alone Together writing retreat
Madeline Island School of the Arts

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