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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

Storytelling or Missionizing?

Lori Wolf-Heffner | April 27, 2014
I idolized Jean Little in my pre-teens and early teens. Many of her books helped me understand other children. I do believe they made me a nicer person. One novel, Different…

What You Might Get out of an MFA Program

Lori Wolf-Heffner | March 20, 2014
I’ve always wondered if these MFA programs in creative writing that seem to be springing up everywhere are worth the money. I’m not sure if attending an MFA program is…

How Gimp = Grandmother

Lori Wolf-Heffner | March 15, 2014
Over 25 years ago, I had pneumonia. I recall very little about the actual illness except two things: I didn’t feel sick (so why was I away from my parents and…

David Lynch’s Secrets For Tapping Into Your Deepest Creativity

Lori Wolf-Heffner | March 1, 2014
Excellent article from the Huffington Post about how one of Hollywood’s most successful directors taps in to his creativity. David Lynch’s Secrets For Tapping Into Your Deepest Creativity.

Reflections of a Former Teenage Writer

Lori Wolf-Heffner | February 23, 2014
I have a confession to make. I wrote a Star Trek novel. No, it never got published, but I wrote one. (Yes, I did send it to the publisher. It…

Inspiration isn’t What I Thought It Was

Lori Wolf-Heffner | January 17, 2014
The inspired writer, the inspired dancer, the inspired artist. The only time I’ve witnessed any kind of artist being inspired is in Hollywood scenes. You know what I’m talking about,…

How I Learned to Think Like a Kid for 2 Hours

Lori Wolf-Heffner | January 10, 2014
My parents (or rather, the Easter Bunny, I think), gave me my first journal when I was almost 12 (the top one in the photo). I wrote whenever I felt…

Tree Angels Out of Coffee Filters

Lori Wolf-Heffner | November 9, 2013
I owned a coffee maker, but because I never drank the stuff, no one trusted me to make it. Ten years later, Keurig (and others) thankfully saved my guests from…

Review: The Artist’s Way for Parents

Lori Wolf-Heffner | November 2, 2013
I would argue that most parents in North America gain most of their parenting skills from “I’m not doing what my parents did” and parenting books. Whether Dr. Spock or…

Got Gunk on Your Creations? It’s OK to Throw Them Out

Lori Wolf-Heffner | October 10, 2013
The first pair of socks I’d ever crocheted had attracted some disgusting gunk on them in the laundry. They belonged to my younger son, so I thought the gunk was…

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