Your Life Is Your Canvas. Paint It.

Keep on learning something new everyday. And try harder. It doesn’t take much just a 1 min thought process!

Proverbs Way


  1. You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. -Maya Angelou
  2. Creativity is contagious. Pass it on. -Albert Einstein
  3. In the end, your creativity, perhaps even your outrageousness, will determine the final result. -Bobby Flay
  4. An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the braincell it occupied. -Arnold Glasgow
  5. The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the soul. -Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  6. Creativity comes from trust – Trust your instincts and never hope more than you work. -Rita Mae Brown
  7. Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. -Steve Jobs
  8. Creativity is allowing yourself to make…

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My Blogging Process

Something to learn more often. Then just typing stuff down.

The Bookshelf of Emily J.

We hear a lot about the writing process, how it’s different for everybody and how it is a process, rather than a magical one-off or a product.  I teach a lot of this in my English 1010 courses, and I’ve also enjoyed reading about it in essays for that course and in literature.  One of my favorite writing process descriptions from literature is in The Woman in White (1859), which itself is a compilation of different narratives and forms of writing that result in a complete story.  One main character, Count Fosco, writes his own confession in a torrent, throwing paper about with noisy delight.  He says, “Habits of literary composition are perfectly familiar to me.  One of the rarest of all the intellectual accomplishments that a man can possess is the grand faculty of arranging his ideas.  Immense privilege!  I possess it.  Do you?” (583).  Fosco recognizes the importance…

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