Creative Thinking could be one Long Night Away

I love finding new research on creativity and creative thinking! There’s so much out there to know and I want to make sure to share it with you. This latest from Scientific America suggests that we can be more creative when we’re tired. That might lend...

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Flash Fiction Alexandria and The Egg

My NYC Midnight Challenge #1 Flash Fiction (994 words/1000 word limit/written in 48 hours) The following is pretty rough. I’ve left it in the form it was, having only 48 hours (minus all the hours I had to work those days). Assignment- Genre: Fairy Tale;...

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Keep Creative Writing!

I know you hear it from fellow writers that you should write every day. So you probably know that you should. If I can do it, you can too As a startup business owner, freelance technical writer, roller derby player, business mentor, etc. I have a hard time eeking out...

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Decision Made! First Event at Hotel Parq Central

I was reserving this next blog for my review of the Albuquerque Hyatt. However, after visiting I realized what a terrible idea that was. The whole reasoning behind the event is to get out of the norm of a conference, and the Hyatt, well, it’s pretty normal (as...

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Checking Out Another Writing Conference Location

Another hotel I wanted to check for my writing conference (aka Write. Learn. Play. event) in Albuquerque was Hotel Andaluz. It was built and opened by Conrad Hilton in 1939 as the first hotel in Albuquerque and was renovated in 2008. Previous Experience I had been...

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What to do about Boring Writing Conferences

I was at a writers’ conference, my mind so numb from sitting down all day that I finally had to go for a walk. The inspirational muse had not bitten all day. I came across a park where a gathering of neighbors was creating handmade ceramic leaves. The leaves...

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