Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Monthly Archives: November, 2012

Everybody Says Don’t

In light of my last post, I found it funny that I came across a show tune I had not heard for twenty years or so.  The lyrics are so fitting to how I have been feeling lately, both about my writing and about finding my voice in other areas of my life -literally and …

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Voice Lessons

Lalala…  Mimimi…  🙂 When my sister and I were young, we often forced our parents to sit through shows where we would stand in front of them and sing into our hair brushes.  Our program was always an eclectic mix of Captain ‘n Tenille, The Monkees, Elton John and The Carpenters. I recall “Bad Bad Leroy Brown” …

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NaNo check in: day 20

Well, a miracle has happened and I have passed the 50,000 word mark!! Woohoo!! My story is not over so I plan on continuing through the end of the month to see what happens… 🙂

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When your creativity is waning

I recently read a great post on Kind over Matter.  In it, Amanda lists a bunch of ideas for kickstarting your creativity like finger painting, trying a new medium, logging off Facebook and Twitter, and so on. I subscribe to this and other blogs about creativity for this very reason.  Sometimes the well is running a …

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Originally posted on Entertainment:
Now that the U.S. Presidential election is out of the way, it’s time to turn our collection attentions to the true purpose of November. No, not Thanksgiving. For hundreds of thousands of people around the world, November means National Novel Writing Month — or NaNoWriMo for short — and writing 50,000 words…

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Don’t Quit Your Day Job!

I recently read a post on http://www.techdirt.com titled “Don’t Quit Your Day Job: Creativity is About Passion, Not Paychecks.”  (Love that title!) 🙂 The authors discuss how most creative endeavors are not ones that pay the bills for the artist who pursues them.  Many writers, painters, sculptors, photographers, gardeners, quilters and so on must work …

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NaNoWriMo check in

Yesterday the wheels fell off the bus… On Day 7, I managed to pass 20,000 words! Despite my growing apathy toward my characters… I decided to take a couple days off to really think about the direction my story wanted to go and try to flesh out my characters and create an outline for the rest …

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A Good Man is Hard to Find

We’ve all heard it before — a good man (or woman) is hard to find.  And no, this post is NOT about online dating! 🙂 We are going to talk about characters.   When I was little, we had sets of paper dolls.  For anyone who has never had a set in your hands, they were …

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