Writing is not something you choose to do. Writing chooses you. What you decide to do with your gift is up to you. I’ve always lived inside my head. I have a vivid imagination—not just for fiction but for living. I can picture myself on a plane to anywhere, anytime, even right this moment! I … Continue reading What advice would you give to a want-to-be writer?
I LOVE that I am fearless and refuse to live my life the way society dictates. Every morning I find joy in my love of life that has led me to adventures beyond what I ever thought possible. Istanbul 2019 I woke up this morning and hit the yoga mat. I have immense gratitude that at 72 … Continue reading If you play by the rules, you miss all the fun!
Do you lead a creative life? It’s 12:30 noon on Sunday the 6th of October in Istanbul, Turkey where I’m currently living. It’s almost 3 pm in New Delhi, 4:30 in Puerto Vallarta, and 11:30 am in Paris where my son lives! I refer to the world clock often on my phone. It’s a way … Continue reading Kick Start Creativity
I always find find photography to be an inspiration in my writing. I use places and people that I meet along my way to create characters and locations for my stories. My walk in Istanbul yesterday morning and the tram ride to Sultanahmet Square in the afternoon, are great examples. I'm currently working on Code … Continue reading How do you see the world around you?
What do you mean by creativity? That’s a perfect question for me because I live my life ‘creatively.’ My main creative pursuit right now is Writing, however, I’m traveling. And that’s something I cannot do without sharing how I see the world around me. Everything inspires me. Language, people, clothing, textiles, architecture, online news stories, … Continue reading What does it mean to be a Creative? Tel Aviv Street Walk
I'm often asked this question. I have a love/hate relationship with my Muse. My inspiration comes from all kind of places. It depends on what I'm writing at the time. Right now I'm deep into the theme/plot process that I need to follow before I can begin to write a novel. But two books are … Continue reading Inspiration, where does it come from?
I love this message from Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo Chairman, in her fireside chat at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Enjoy the interchange between Ms. Nooyi and CEO Doug McMilon of Walmart. I think there are many important points you may take from their talk. There are a couple that got my attention. Part of this is … Continue reading How important is Creativity in your career?
Here's Monday morning thoughts for you: reblogged FROM RYAN HOLIDAY and THE MISSION There is this myth that mentors are people you have to know and see. That it is some official designation to seek out. I’ve never met Tyler Cowen, the bestselling author, economist, and thinker. We’ve never spoken on the phone. Our longest email conversation … Continue reading 29 Life-Changing Lessons That Will Make You Successful And More Strategic
What are the things one should be good at in order to become a good writer? Lynda Filler, Top Quora Writer 2018 Winner of Best in Contemporary Fiction 2017 BTRC at Writers and Authors (2009-present) Be Brave. You have to be able to open your heart and pour out your feelings. It doesn’t matter what … Continue reading What things should one be good at in order to become a good writer?
Today was an extremely creative day for me. Actually, the last four days have been super prolific and dynamic. I designed four book covers. I completed a 12,000-word short story prequel for Luke Raven, the Raven Group in my JET Series for Kindle Worlds. Between typing "The End" and pouring a cup of coffee, I outlined 2 … Continue reading Sexual Energy…can you create without it?