Category: art

Unnamed feelings

For writers and artists, feelings play a big role in what motivates us to create, and they are also important for the characters we create. Many feelings are hard to spot and to name. Exploring them can yield rewards. “Odd Emotions,” an article by…

What you write

What you need to write for yourself. What you ought to write for others. What you enjoy writing. What you enjoy having written. What they tell you they want you to write. What they secretly want you to write. What they don’t know they…

Recommended podcast episode: How your personality type drives your creative process

Lauren Sapala never liked planning her writing projects. Then she learned about personality theory and began to understand why. Now she’s a writing coach. Now she’s on Episode 7 of the “Art Stuff” podcast,¬†“Creativity For Introverts & Empaths INFJ & INFP Personality Types,” interviewed…

Among my favorite poems read in 2019

After spending 2018 with poems of grief (as previously posted on this blog: Part 1: Immediacy, Part 2: Identity, Part 3: What Happens Next), I continued to read more poems.¬†Here’s what I stumbled across during the first eight months of 2019. Because I felt…

‘Bad Fire’: A new, hallucinatory memoir

From the book description: “A brief, galloping memoir of mental illness, containing unflinching observations and unorthodox positions on Judaism, atheism, gender, weight loss, madness, and butterflies. With color illustrations by the author.” After these events concluded in my life, I spent seven months writing…