Inspiration Engine Vol. 1 – Healing and Creativity

A series or round up of the blog posts I find most inspiring this week!

1. My attempt at a fairytale-esque story, from Fairytale Corner. It seems like this is a relatively new blog, but I think it holds a lot of promise and I look forward to what it will come out with.  This post, according to the writer, is their first attempt at adapting a fairy tale, and I think it’s brilliant. Simple, well written and well paced, and inspiring to me as I think about writing fiction.

2.  Inspire Your Creativity, (almost made for this round-up, eh? 🙂 ) from MisBehaved Woman. In this particular post, the author posts a link from NPR’s Ira Glass about fostering your creativity and getting to it, that valuable stuff we’re looking to get to. Sometimes I fear it’s not there in me, so this kind of positive affirmation helps.

3. Healing Touch, from One Day at a Time: Thoughts on Getting Out of B.E.D. I am really struggling at work right now. “Fake it till you make it” is an old adage that has been working well for me in the last few years of my practice. I may not be as into something as I think I should be, but I can pretend I am and then I get there. Right now, it’s too much work to even pretend. I am mad that I have to pretend. I resent pretending, and I’m miserable right now. This blog post reminds me to not give my “feelings” too much power – they are only feelings, and those can be fleeting.  Feelings change, and I won’t be in this position forever.

What do you think of these picks?!  Are there any posts you’ve found this week that have inspired you? And check out the next installation next week!

3 thoughts on “Inspiration Engine Vol. 1 – Healing and Creativity

  1. Thank you for what you said about my story. Was very kind of you. If you feel like getting involved and want to write a fairytale for the blog, don’t be shy to send something in! 🙂

    Many thanks again,

    Arriane

    • Arrianne – I thank you for the opportunity to write something for your blog – I’ve been thinking about the fairy tale I might like to work on. Your was an addition to a known one – can mine be based on one? Even if that tale isn’t known? (Although now that I think about it, fairy tales are stories like that are native to a particular culture, so even if it isn’t known to me doesn’t mean it isn’t know. Cultural imperialism rears its ugly head. 🙂 )

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