Saturday, August 09, 2014

Handwriting and the Creative Process and Book Tour Recap

Hi folks, it is getting crazy hot here. Over a 100. Whew!  Welcome to my little corner of the interwebs.

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This week I offer a gem to help you with the creative process. I can't do all my work on the computer, Handwriting plays an important part in my creative process. I have to write the things by hand and don't expect something linear and neat. Expect bubbles with ideas, doodles of flowers and geometric shapes, half finished lists, freewrites, graphs, charts, me grousing about how hard it is to write books, pages of lame ideas, and lists of marketing ideas too.

I can't think any of this stuff on the computer, but I can think it on paper. I believe all this stuff happens in handwriting because I am bringing my style and individuality to the shape of the words. This added dimension opens wellsprings within. If you are struggling with moving forward with a creative project, grab a sheet of paper and a pen you really like and pour out your thoughts! You might be surprised.

I will continue this month with gems of creative wisdom.  My doodle and quote are at the end. First a recap of the book tour!

Plumb Crazy Book Tour Recap!

Fun stuff

The PLUMB CRAZY playlist - Victoria Simcox's Blog -
You can listen to it on Youtube -!

The Plumb Crazy Dream Cast! -The Avid Reader -

Mitch's Profile! -- Book Club Sisters -
Mitch wins Book Boyfriend of the Week! - Book Boyfriend Reviews -
Wherein I Interview my character Mitch! - The Written Adventure -

Author Interview! -- Kelly P's Blog -
Wherein I share a true writer's journey - Writers' Connection -
My Five Favorite Movies - My Love for Reading Keeps Growing -

Tour Reviews

***** Review - Books Are Love --  and
**** Review- kimberlyfaye reads -
**** Review - Book Boyfriend -
***½ Review - My Devotional Thoughts -
*** Review  - Books, books, and more books -

Here is a doodle for you to enjoy! "Lone Tree"

A quote for your pocket:

Life is short. Art long. Opportunity is fleeting. Experience treacherous. Judgement difficult. Geoffrey Chaucer  (The Assembly of Fowles, line 1)


Vijaya said...

Hah! I need to think on paper too :) I am convinced my hand knows more stuff than my brain.

MollyMom103 said...

I feel like that too. I tap some weird part of creative mind that I don't when typing. I want some scientist to study this and tell me what is going on! M.