Constraints fuel creativity

It's easy to feel like open spaces and blue skies are required to boost creativity. And they certainly can. But the real world offers few opportunities for that, thanks to time, resource and other factors. That's why it's important to learn how to use constraints to...

Content: Music to write by

I casually mentioned in a staff meeting that I thought we should do a CD of music to write by. Leave it to my husband and collaborator Steve to take that idea and run with it. We're blessed to have some super-talented friends who were up to the challenge: professional...

Writing Pro Tip: Meditate

I've mediated formally off and on for years, usually instigated by a feeling of idling too high, an inability to focus, or acute pain resulting from my chronic repetitive strain injury. But I informally meditate all the time, a tactic I've used ever since we did...