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About melindamcguirewrites

The young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat. ------ William Faulkner, Nobel Prize Speech, Stockholm, 1950

Brandon Luffman – update #SouthernCreatives

Welcome back, Brandon. You were last here on Southern Creatives 4 years ago! Tempus Fugit! Thanks for being our first return guest! 1) How has your writing changed since you were last featured on Southern Creatives?   I’m hopeful that it’s … Continue reading

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Attention all former Southern Creatives …

If you previously participated in the Southern Creatives project, I would love to get an update from you: What are you currently working on? How did your projects go that you were working on when we last visited with you? … Continue reading

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Drip, drip, drip

Sometimes creativity and energy come in bursts. The muse, whatever that may be for you, shows up and you can’t keep up with the production. You struggle to try to get the goods out as fast as you can. Those … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Julia Sugarbaker

[Pray that] people with power will get good sense, and that people with good sense will get power… and that the rest of us will be blessed with the patience and the strength to survive the people like you in … Continue reading

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Your Nest – necessary or not?

Do you have a “nest”? Is there a specific place you must be in order to tap into your creativity? Or, are you a roving writer? Do you carry your laptop or journal with you and write as the mood … Continue reading

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A Hiatus, or did I just quit?

A break – that’s what I called it. Things had gone on a different path than I anticipated. I was selling books, but I was focusing on the need for agents and publicists and book signings and talking with people about … Continue reading

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Fragments, Run-ons, and the Death of a Plant

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I have had many teachers throughout my life. Some have been good teachers, and some have been not so good. Out of all the teachers I have ever had, I have only had ONE excellent teacher.…

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Peace – not just for hippies :)

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Peace, contentment. The ability to be still and hear the quiet whisper in the middle of the storm.  To feel the onslaught of the hurricane rising up against you and to know that God is in…

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Why Is Bildungsroman Haunting Me?

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photo credit: an untrained eye via photo pin cc     Bildungsroman Is Attacking Me It seems that everywhere  I look, up pops Bildungsroman. I can’t seem to escape it. For those of you who are wondering…

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Fountain or Drain – Which One Are You?

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  The Fountain or the Drain?  Fountains photo credit: M.Angel Herrero via photo pin cc ? Some people make you feel more creative, more productive, excited about your future. These people realize there’s no limit to…

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