Creative Thought For Today: Two Kinds of Creative Breakthrough: Historic (hCreative) and Personal (iCreative)
When people talk about creative breakthrough, they often confuse two different things, using them interchangeably and confusingly. The first is creative breakthrough that is personal, I call it iCreative. A new development for one creative or creativist individual, something that particular person has never done, or known, or been before. You experience an idea or insight or achievement that is completely new for you. If you have an idea that you’ve have never had before, no matter how many people had the same idea already that idea is creative for you. iCreative. The second is breakthrough that is historical, a…Continue reading
Sorry for the delay…. I got a little waylaid by all the activity around the Alliance of Independent Authors but it’s here! Now available on Kindle — Before The Fall. Thank you for your patience! This book is the sequel to After The Rising, but it’s a stand-alone title. You can read each of the two books singly, or in any order. Before The Fall is a sweeping, multigenerational, family murder mystery about the conflict between the desire for love and freedom. It’s set in London, rural Ireland and San Francisco, against the background of the Irish Civil War of…Continue reading
The only description of such books that I could find was ‘Hen Lit’. And that’s a coop I’m not hopping into.
Indeed, rather than see this label catch on (it being just the kind of label that does), I’d like to suggest an alternative. Yes, I hereby found a new literary genre.Continue reading
My New Novel (Serialised fortnightly on Fridays). Chapter 3. Send Me A Girl. The Story So Far: From the ‘Advanced Psychotherapeutic Facility’ in upstate New York to which her father, Mack, has admitted her, Mel McIntyre mines family history and her own memory for details of a 20-year-old tragedy: the death of baby sister, Tara. Mel has reason to believe the mysterious circumstances of this death connect in some way to the recent suicide of her twin, Jamie. Previous Chapters Can be Read Here. Now Read On: Ah the girl breaking out of the box. That classic image of the flamboyant 1920s:…Continue reading