Month: June 2015

Thunderclap Campaign

Originally posted on The Quill Pen Writes:
Hi Everyone! There is currently a Thunderclap Campaign #thunderclap running to help boost the anthology presence around the world… I wonder if you would help us to reach our goal of 100 supporters? We’re at 84 and it won’t cost you anything but a few minutes of your…

Returning to the Fundamentals of Writing

In Stephen King’s book, On Writing; A Memoir of the Craft, he wrote, “… good writing consists of mastering the fundamentals (vocabulary, grammar, the elements of style) and then filling the third level of your toolbox with the right instruments.” I don’t know anyone that would disagree with Mr. King. I read a lot of…

Beauty Overcoming Fear

When you look at the photo of me pedaling along my favorite trail, a 10-mile trail that encompasses more nature than populated areas – fear is likely the last thought to come to mind. Why would anyone think of panic when you become one with nature, which is what we see happening in the photo?…

Feeding the Holy, crafting a spirit

Originally posted on Leaf of the Tree:
Photo: Thad Ring So many thoughtful souls keep us company when we’re on a path of creating. “Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art…

At the shores of discovery

Struggling with your writing process? Feel like you’ve hit the wall? Read Phyllis Edgerly Ring’s blog post below. Phyllis has the gift of explaining those moments that we feel we are sinking in quicksand, but her gift extends to showing us the way out.