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Looking for story ideas? Try the supermarket.

Looking for story ideas? Try the supermarket. Writers welcome story ideas. Often those ideas come from inspiration, from notes, from good old ass-in-chair work. But sometimes you’re just plain stuck. Try looking and listening while you’re shopping in the supermarket. The other day I spied a man in a kilt in Trader Joe’s market. It […]

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Novels Are Gateways into Worlds

“Novels are gateways into worlds, into characters, into stories that help us experience our own lives in new ways, and help us develop our own sense of self.” Author Dan Blank believes that writers’ stories help readers “delve into deeper issues in ways that feel inspirational and accessible.” He goes on to say, “Stories help […]

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Facing Your Darkness

Vancouver-based photographer Camil Adell talks about dealing with fear when doing street photography. “As a street photographer you may have had fear sometimes taking photos on the street.” Compelling Street Photos Adell offers solid advice on how to capture compelling street photos. In his recent post for Digital Photography School, How to Conquer the Biggest Fear […]

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Writing on the Edge

When changes occur in animals’ environments – roads, logging cuts, canals, fences, agricultural developments – the newly-exposed edges are referred to as edge habitats. Once-continuous landscapes become isolated patches. And the edges of those patches are subject to increased sunlight, temperature/humidity changes, and more wind. All living things now on the edge go through a […]

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Comedies Dark Blue and Pitch Black

“The whole female subject matter, female sexuality in an Irish film is untried territory… but that’s exciting to me to do something new,” says actor and playwright Laoisa Sexton of her debut play For Love. The play was staged off-Broadway by the Irish Repertory Theater in 2013. Laoisa (pronounced Lee-sha) Sexton has written the screenplay […]

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