Creativity

May
18
Countercultural Practices

Countercultural Practices

> “Dwelling, lingering, pondering, listening, praying- these are all countercultural practices. They slow us into a silence that has to be
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May
16
Orwell on Artistic Political Writing

Orwell on Artistic Political Writing

Orwell said: [https://www.orwellfoundation.com/the-orwell-foundation/orwell/essays-and-other-works/why-i-write/] > “What I have most wanted to do throughout the past
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May
04
How to Be a Poet

How to Be a Poet

(to remind myself) [https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/wendell-berry] i Make a place to sit down. Sit down. Be quiet.
1 min read
Apr
28
What Do I Write About?

What Do I Write About?

From Frederick Buechner: > “Write about what truly matters to you—not just things to catch the eye of the world
1 min read
Apr
26
How to Write, Create, or Be a Human?

How to Write, Create, or Be a Human?

Brian Doyle [https://orionmagazine.org/2012/10/the-place-where-i-write-brian-doyle/] says: > “It has nothing to do with talent. Somehow it has everything
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Apr
25
Where Did the Christian Artists Go?

Where Did the Christian Artists Go?

I’m doing doctorate work in the area of faith, art, and the pastoral imagination. One of our conversations revolved
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Apr
13
Butt in Chair

Butt in Chair

From Steven Pressfield: > “When I sit down to write in the morning, I literally have no expectations for myself or
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Mar
29
Will They Love It or Hate it? Will They Love or Hate Me?

Will They Love It or Hate it? Will They Love or Hate Me?

I’m deep in the middle of a writing project. Is it good, bad, or indifferent? I don’t know,
1 min read
Mar
23
Toni Morrison on Writing

Toni Morrison on Writing

> If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the
Mar
18
Cormac McCarthy on Writing for One Audience

Cormac McCarthy on Writing for One Audience

Cormac McCarthy [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cormac_McCarthy] is one of my favorite authors. An acclaimed and award winning
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