Category Archives: Writing & Creativity

Blogging: Who, What, When, Where and Why

Tweet Here’s my take on the whole blogging experience based on the 5 W’s, who, what, when, where and why. Who I blog for: My audience is anyone traveling the creative journey of self-discovery; who have a passion for learning and for creating and who are either working for themselves or have the desire to…

Finding My Voice Part 2

Tweet I feel like I’ve changed quite a bit in the past 12-18 months and even more since I first began blogging. One of the fears I wrote about yesterday was that I had changed so much that the people who used to read my blog wouldn’t be interested anymore. Yesterday I was a little…

Finding My Voice Again

Tweet It’s been awhile, over a year in fact, since I’ve sat down at the computer to write every day. When I first started The Dreaming Café in 2009 I had no idea what I was doing. I had no big plans. My whole target was to just write every day and share whatever I…

Which Book Would You Like to Read

Tweet Over the last four years I’ve written seven books, all of which are in a various degrees of completion. Most are 90% plus finished, with one or two about 75% complete. I’ve been asking myself “What would it take for me to finish and self-publish them all over the next few months?” The obvious…

Writers Write

Tweet “I learned that you sit down at the same time every day. I learned that you do it even if you’re in a bad mood or if you’re a little sick or you don’t know what you’re doing – especially of you don’t know what you are doing. I learned that you don’t wait…

My Writing Story Continued

Tweet The first time I realized I wanted to be a writer was when I was seven-years-old and in the second grade. A children’s’ author was a guest and we were escorted to the school library in the basement to meet her. We all sat on the cold, carpeted floor as she read to us…

Ten Ways Journaling Can Serve You

Tweet I’ve been journaling for over thirty years. Journaling has been my constant companion through all of life’s ups and downs (and everything in between). During this time I’ve discovered that journaling can serve many purposes. Today I’d like to share with you a few of the ways that journaling has served me and can…

I love books, but I also believe in the power and potential of blogs

Tweet I’ve always turned to books for answers, for companionship, for inspiration. No matter what was going on my life books were there to help me find my way or to celebrate. In recent years I’ve come to enjoy blogs, too. Not in the same way as I love books, but as kind of a…

30-Day Challenge

Tweet Two articles over the last two days came to my attention and got me to thinking. The first was the National Novel Writing Month where you are challenged to write 50,000 words and a new work of fiction between November 1, 2010 and November 30, 2010. This intrigued me, but didn’t grab me. I…

Six Ways to Journal

Tweet Some people have asked “How do I get started journaling?” Or, “what should I journal about?” There are as many ways to journal as there are people and just as many things to write about. I have been journaling in some form or another for as long as I can remember. I am also…