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Reckless Freedom

“…Inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, … Continue reading

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Self-trusting Scriveners

“So remember these two things: you are talented and you are original. Be sure of that. I say this because self-trust is one of the very most important things in writing.” Brenda Ueland, Art as a Way of Life Brenda … Continue reading

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Work Freely

Brenda Ueland was an independent, highly successful writer who authored a classic called, If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit. What a marvelous, magical title! From all I’ve read about her, Brenda was a true … Continue reading

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Happy Idling

“So you see the imagination needs moodling—long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering. These people who are always briskly doing something and as busy as waltzing mice, they have little, sharp, staccato ideas. . . . But they have no … Continue reading

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