The Benefits of Writing A Novel In A World of Distraction

The Benefits of Writing A Novel In A World of Distraction

For many people, writing feels like a calling. There is a physical requirement to get our ideas out of our heads, and down onto paper (or typed on the computer!) But there are even more benefits to writing, than just fulfilling the desire to write. In a world of distraction, and attention-grabbing algorithms – here are three benefits of writing a novel in our distracted world:

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How To Channel The Creative Genius of Children

Channel Creative Kids

Since I teach music, I have a variety of students – my youngest are three years old, and my oldest are in their 60’s. I find interesting and unique inspiration from all of the different people I encounter, but no one beats the sheer uniqueness and openness of children. I have leaned into the delight and madness of childrens’ imaginations, and have been surprised and gratified to find continual inspiration. Here are three ways you can channel that creative energy too:

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Friday Favourites – Non-Human Characters

FF Non Human

In this edition of Friday Favourites, I will be discussing my favourite non-human characters. Since good, relatable characters are such an important part of story, I really enjoy the addition of characters that are not human – the exploration of non-human characters, whether magical or otherwise is always intriguing. Here are my favourite non-human characters:

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