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What Inspires You

Remember the “What Inspires You?” blog series that ran here in November? It’s really wonderful to think that it’s continuing to live on, outside this space. I was excited to be contacted by a writer and blogger named Mieke Zamora-Mackay, who said that reading the inspiration guest blogs helped her through NaNoWriMo and even inspired her to … Continue reading

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“Inspiration” or “What I Found at the Victoria and Albert Museum”: Guest Post by Sabina Murray

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) Today is the last day of the inspiration series on my blog! I love this surprise zing! of an inspirational moment that author Sabina Murray describes… You never can tell when one will hit you: This past summer I was in London at the V & A attending an exhibit … Continue reading

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Something Inspiring for Nova Ren Suma, or The Art of Being Dumb: Guest Blog by Timothy Braun

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) You tend to meet the most inspiring people at artist colonies. Timothy Braun, a playwright I met in 2005, is one of those people. He’s also very talented, hilarious, and wise. Let’s see what he has to tell us about inspiration: “I need your help…” said the email from the … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration in a Year of Suck: Guest Post by Stephanie Kuehnert

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) Reading this deeply honest guest blog from Stephanie Kuehnert about her struggles writing over the last year is so helpful and inspiring to me, I can’t even tell you. I have a feeling I’m not the only one who needs to read this one: Last October I was more frustrated than … Continue reading

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Two Bubbles: Guest Post by THE INTERN

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) I’m a longtime fan of THE INTERN’s brilliant insider publishing blog, written from the perspective of an anonymous publishing intern. Now, not only can we see what THE INTERN thinks about writing inspiration… if you scroll down to the end of this post, you’ll find the link that unmasks her … Continue reading

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Guest Post: What Inspires Kathleen Duey

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) I absolutely love how Kathleen Duey talks about inspiration—what it is, and where it comes from. Dare I say it inspires me? It does. Here, let it inspire you, too: Inspiration. It’s an interesting word with as many definitions as there are artists. It also has ancient roots. I stopped … Continue reading