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The Center blog is teeming with tips and inspiration for starting and maintaining your writing practice.

Storms are a fascinating merging of elements. Here we find earth, air, fire, and water in a swirl of energy that creates a new element of chaos. Which element speaks to you the most? Or tell of a storm, be it a weather event or a metaphorical experience of chaos.
Think like a party planner and develop the who, what, where, when, and why to make quick progress on your work-in-progress.
You might hear these words used interchangeably, they are quite different and refer to two distinct stages of the creative process.
My dad whistled. Cheer was part of his nature. He whistled around the house and in the car, and sometimes he sang.
Calmness. Stillness. Quiet. What does it mean to you? do you crave it or fear it? If you seek solitude and stillness, how do you achieve it in your everyday life, amid all the demands on your time and energy?
Writers seem to either love or loathe writing prompts. However you feel about prompts, here are some tips for getting the most out of them.
Shawna Ayoub knows we all get lost sometimes--and she brings three simple steps for pressing reset on your energy button to recover your sense of direction.
It was the feeling under my father’s words that recorded itself in me. My father’s feeling was, then, and is now, my ground. Not his feelings. But his Feeling. The world of his feeling that included the cosmos...
Check out these two lovebirds. Of course, they are actually penguins, and perhaps this photo will inspire you to write about penguins...or perhaps you will be compelled to write about your beloved, your person, your Valentine...
There is no right or wrong method of composition, but to help you decide which one works best for you, here are three considerations—plus some insight from the greats.