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Lori's Blog on Books, Writing, and Creativity

Enjoy these articles on my books, writing in general, and the even broader topic of creativity. Although most have been written by me, I invite guests to contribute, too.

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Category: Artistic Exploration

Flamenco at 50: “It’s too easy when we age to give up. I don’t agree with that.”

Lori Wolf-Heffner | July 25, 2018
Starting Dance Past 50 When I turned 40, I suddenly cared about aging. Always active in my younger years through dance, and proudly displaying a photo of me doing the…

Alejandro Álvarez Cadilla: How a Dancer Becomes a Producer

Lori Wolf-Heffner | June 29, 2018
With Change on the Horizon, Cadilla Moved Towards It Life is full of transitions, and I won’t bore you with a list of all the usual ones. But as you…

Watching Artists Grow Up

Lori Wolf-Heffner | June 20, 2018
Getting hooked on to a group part way through their career is liking getting sucked into a syndicated novel series like Nancy Drew. You get to discover what came before while…

Mitchell Cushman is on a Curious Voyage

Lori Wolf-Heffner | June 1, 2018
It’s another Hollywood cliché (I seem to be taking a lot of digs at Hollywood lately): the loner who wants to risk it all for his (sometimes her) goal, and…

Art is Exploration: Sasha Ivanochko’s Double Bill at The Citadel

Lori Wolf-Heffner | May 28, 2018
Last time, I talked about how art isn’t only about those Hollywood-movie moments of inspiration, that ideas can take time to develop. But why? What makes it so difficult to…

Inspiration Isn’t a Eureka Moment: Laurence Lemieux’s “Looking for Elvis”

Lori Wolf-Heffner | April 27, 2018
One myth I want to take down with this interview is the romanticized image of inspiration. Yes, we all get eureka moments: I have plenty of them. However, in my…

Getting Back on Top of Your Goals

Lori Wolf-Heffner | March 15, 2018
It’s Not too Late The first quarter of 2018 is almost over. So, I’m going to ask that ominous question, the one that sounds like the monster that’s been hiding…

Mixing Work and Kids = Inspiring Your Creativity

Lori Wolf-Heffner | February 16, 2018
I don’t know about you, but I sometimes have a hard time balancing work and kids. Next week, we celebrate Family Day in Ontario, and I realized I’ve book the…

Do You “Risk It All” for Your Dreams?

Lori Wolf-Heffner | August 5, 2017
I’ve been reading self-help books on and off for years, and I wonder how they can promise that you can “have it all.” However, I also find these inspiring, and…

What is Good Writing?

Lori Wolf-Heffner | July 15, 2017
No one definite answer to “What makes for good writing?” exists. Some people focus on mechanics, others on plot. Some label a piece of writing as “good” simply if it…

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