Meet 11 Literary Muses for November

I have learned to surrender to the muse. I become obsessed with a theme or certain stories; they haunt me for years,  and finally, I write them. -Isabel Allende On November 1, let’s celebrate National Author’s Day, Family Literacy Day, and National Novel Writing Month!  How?  One way is to be curious while meeting some familiar …

7 Gifts from the Threaded Gem Adventure

Spinning Your Gold Blog: Words that Open Hearts and Inspire Actions “If you have one true friend, you have more than your share.” ~Thomas Fuller Rewind four years: Malana Ashlie, my Honduras writing sister and dear friend, wrote The Threaded Gem Adventure: How to Connect the Jewels in Your Life, to celebrate the ONEness of life …

Take Yourself on an Artist’s Date for Creative Takeaways

Spinning Your Gold: Words That Open Hearts & Inspire Actions “Artist’s Dates are assigned play.” ~ Julia Cameron For my birthday week celebration, I embraced the assignment to play. I just returned from the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market, henceforth my official location for a weekly Artist’s Date!  According to Julia Cameron, bestselling author of the …