Tag Archives: Books

Jung on Creativity


I’m always fascinated with musings on the creative spirit. Jung wrote quite a bit about creativity. Here’s a short quote. “The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art … Continue reading

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Film as Inspiration


Here’s something funny! It’s a case of the subconscious playing tricks on me. For sure, watching a movie can be a huge inspiration for writing. So much so that you can worry about unwitting plagiarism. I just posted a short … Continue reading

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Music as Inspiration…


I wish I knew far more about music than I do. I love to listen, but cannot play. I love to hear all kinds, but like everyone, I have my favourites. Music speaks directly to the soul without the need … Continue reading

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Looking Skyward for Inspiration…


How can a painting inspire a trilogy of novels? Have you ever been in an art gallery, or leafed through an art book and been riveted? Something in the artist’s work, in his vision reaches out and “grabs” you, saying … Continue reading

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Edward Hopper: Capturing Private, Solitary Moments…


AUTOMAT, by Edward Hopper Can painting be an inspiration to a novelist? I certainly hope so. I have a fascination with the paintings of the American artist, Edward Hopper. Somehow—whether by technique, imagination or subject matter—he is able to create … Continue reading

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Things to Think About Before Leaving—Still in Toronto…


As you know, I’m a great fan of the writer and thinker Alain De Botton, and particularly of his book The Art of Travel. In that book, he makes an excellent point which is relevant to my musings. Why is … Continue reading

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A Chat with Edward Nawotka of Publishing Perspectives…


Feeling lost and confused? Swamped by the tidal waves of change in the writing and publishing world? Me too. And so, I decided to look for some answers. Today, I had the great pleasure of speaking with Edward Nawotka, the … Continue reading

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