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Creativity’s Ebb and Flow: An Unexpected Journey

photo courtesy Alice Popkorn As the year draws to a close, it is inevitable that our minds turn toward the passing of seasons, the ebb and flow of life, and the inevitability of change. This is particularly true for me this year as I stand poised, once again, on life’s …

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9 Restaurants Open on Christmas Day in LA

The run-up to Christmas day can be overwhelming, so why not take out the biggest challenge of the day and try dining out instead! Los Angeles has plenty of option for dining out where family squabbles, turkey cooking and washing up, will soon be but a distant memory. Take your …

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Welcome the Darkest Hour

photo adapted / Horia Varlan We’re just eight days away from the longest night of the year. What better time to think about the dark moment in your novel? Until now your protagonist has been facing increasingly difficult obstacles to get what she wants, but at the dark moment, all …

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How Fiction Challenges Us to Ask Tough Questions

As a child of the 70s, my Google search engine came in the form of the World Book Encyclopedia. That encyclopedia set, I knew, was a big investment for my family: twenty-two blue, faux-leather volumes with majestic gold lettering, that sat on the bottom shelf of my parents’ clunky, 1970s-style bookcase. The …

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