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How I Find Inspiration In Monarch Butterflies

How I Find Inspiration In Monarch Butterflies by @mconnollyauthor #monarch #butterflies #nature #inspiration

I’ve been thinking about monarch butterflies. Anyone who knows me understands that I am all about inspiration and that I often seek it in the natural world. I am fortunate enough to live near a state park that is rife with lovely old trees, small wildlife, and riffling streams that branch from a main river,…

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This Is How To Keep Inspiration Crackling

This Is How To Keep Inspiration Crackling by @MConnollyAuthor #Creativity #Inspiration

In my first blog post, I promised to share what it is like to be a debut author and how I was to remain determined to honor the creative process and to no longer live by default. Now here I am, just over two months from the release of my novel, LITTLE LOVELY THINGS, (April…

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Creative Ways To Manage Creative Thoughts

Creative Ways To Manage Creative Thoughts by @MConnollyAuthor #inspirations #writing #thoughts

Inspiration. Where does it come from? In my case almost everywhere. One sideways glance at the perfect shield-shaped carapace of a stink bug can send me reeling. Or a chance encounter with a few notes from a Louis Armstrong ballad. A brief exchange with a decidedly eccentric person (this is my favorite – you’ll see…

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How Important is Silliness In Our Amazing Lives?

How Important is Silliness In Our Amazing Lives? by @MConnollyAuthor #Silliness #Lives

How Important Is Silliness?  Remember that list we talked about? Keeping track of things that inspire you? Well, the last time I decided to tweak mine, I printed it out and then got onto a very important and very long phone call. After the conversation ended, I found all kinds of goodies in the margins…

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How I Conquered My Fear of a Creative Life

How I Conquered My Fear of a Creative Life by @MConnellyAuthor #Creative #Writing

In my first blog, I referenced a passage in my novel about ‘learning to walk sideways,’ which addresses how to face adverse changes that occur in life. In this blog, I want to talk about the opposite – creating change. I know this well. In mid-life I took a slow quantum leap and became a writer.…

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