Amy Isaman's Blog

Here you'll find posts on living life as a writer and creative. For posts addressing the nuts and bolts of story structure and writing, check out the Writing Resources posts.

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Playing Everyday, for 40 Days
Last year on my 48th birthday, I went for a run, came home, said F-it and published my ...
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Oh, how I love the 21st century
First, an update. In my last blog post, I committed to writing everyday for 40 days. Why I ...
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Writing Again because…I am a Writer
Oh, I've been missing you, blog. I started this blog in March of 2011, and I still vividly ...
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Musings on an Empty Nester Mother’s Day
Ah, it’s Mother’s Day. This was always the day that I could count on a full-day of help ...
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Trusting the Next Step
This morning, I woke up way too early and couldn’t go back to sleep. Insomnia isn’t a frequent ...
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Six Strategies to Get Past Your Worry and Fear of Criticism
Every now and again on this blog, I feel pulled to venture into inspirational waters (perhaps even philosophical) ...
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Does your mindset keep you from following your heart?
The book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success is a fascinating look at how our mindset, or how ...
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Write a Piece with the line…..
I'd like to invite you to warm-up your creative muscles with a challenge. Are you up for it? ...
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Warm up to Write: 4 Strategies + 20 Prompts
When I begin working on a new project, I am filled with excitement. Ideas come easily. Words flow. ...
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Writing Prompt – “believe them when they tell you”
Years ago, a dear friend shared some wisdom which is the inspiration for this prompt. I'd been griping ...
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Bye Bye 2015
Woah, 2015 has been quite a year of change and transformation. Pretty much ready for it to end ...
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No More “Shoulding” on Myself
The past few months have been some of the most difficult of my life. Since July 15, my ...
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Writing (or not) in Crisis
I haven't posted on this blog in several weeks because, as some of you know, my life has ...
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6 Strategies to Find Great Ideas for Your Stories
Coming up with great "story worthy" ideas can be tough. In fact, it can stop people from writing ...
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Our Impending Empty Nest
During a wood cutting expedition a few years ago, my husband cut down a dead tree and found ...
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5 Prompts to Kickstart your Creativity
It's been awhile since I shared some new creativity prompts, so here goes. There are a variety, so ...
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5 Writing Prompts to Kickstart your Creativity
It's been awhile since I shared some new writing prompts, so here goes. There are a variety, so ...
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My Lone Quilt of 2014
Ten or fifteen years ago a quilt magazine ran an article featuring a prolific and talented quilter. I ...
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