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How to Survive El Niño as a Creative

Well, El Niño 2017 has finally arrived. Cue the hysteria. Los Angeles is really great about handling a lot of things — celebrity scandals, record heat waves, organic food trends. Sadly, rain is not one of them. Drivers become paralyzed and erratic, … Continue reading

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Shel Silverstein – Not Giving Up On The Giving Tree

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“I am sorry, Boy,” said the tree, “but I have nothing left to give you.  My apples are gone.” “My teeth are too weak for apples,” said the boy. “My branches are gone,” said the tree. “You cannot swing on … Continue reading

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100 Days of Yes

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Lately, I’ve noticed how easy it is to be on autopilot. And if you’re like me, autopilot includes a highly perfunctory, “No,” in response to many of the questions you’re being asked. That’s because “No” is easy. It doesn’t require … Continue reading

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Famous Writers’ Quotes on Writing – A Writer’s Gotta Write

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For most creative types, the issue isn’t coming up with the idea; it’s pulling the trigger and executing. You’ve heard the quote, “to write is to write is to write;” the “doing” aspect is exactly what makes a writer a … Continue reading

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A 140 Character Life – A Lexicon’s Survival of the Fittest

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A few months ago, NPR published a brief obituary for the longest word in the German language, which was laid to rest recently by German lawmakers. The word, a 63-letter tongue twister that looks more like a typo, is rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz. … Continue reading

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Justin Michael’s Friendship All-Stars | Comedy Creatrepreneur

Meet Justin Michael, Write In Color’s latest Creatrepreneur. Usually, I interview our Creprepreneurs and write a post based on our conversation, but in this case, Justin’s answers are too good to paraphrase. A born comedy writer, Justin’s latest show, Friendship … Continue reading

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Jonathan Adler Manifesto | What’s Your Personal Manifesto?

For a long time, the word manifesto got a bad wrap. Only communists and serial killers seemed to use them. Thankfully, these days many of our favorite businesses have them, including  lululemon and of course, Jonathan Adler. Jonathan Adler believes … Continue reading

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Digital Diaries – From PostSecret to No Time for Love


There was a time, not so long ago, when we would memorialize our deepest secrets in diaries. These diaries were hidden from view, tucked away under beds and at times even locked. Not anymore. More and more people are turning … Continue reading

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That vs. Which – Modify Your Understanding of the Relative Pronoun

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I’ll be the first to admit it: A lot of grammar rules seem so nitpicky or obscure that it takes a lot of motivation to learn them. (When was the last time you had to name the dative or ablative … Continue reading

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When Life Trumps Fiction – Blue Heron Inspiration

Last week, my dog Hank, a 10 pound Yorkie mutt, started barking incessantly in the other room.  He barked and barked in a way I had never heard him bark before. Of course as a writer, my mind started to … Continue reading

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