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Archive for May, 2012
by Nina Munteanu • 20 comments
Intuition provides the spark that fires the genius of excellent art and soulful living. It is the vehicle of a purposeful life and finding one’s place in the world.
In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost—Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy Intuition is the ability to sense, see or feel about...
by Nina Munteanu • 21 comments
The truth of it is that we all lead busy lives. If you are going to finish that novel you’ve been working on over the years or book of poems sitting in the bottom drawer, you need to make a commitment. Aside from giving your art the respect it deserves, it comes down to creating a time and place to write.
Look and you will find it—what is unsought will go undetected — Sophocles During a time when I had a demanding job as an scientist with an environmental consulting job, was a devoted wife and mothe...
by Nina Munteanu • 13 comments
Before you can write, you must live; before you truly live, you must love.
Several years ago I drove across America to make a new home in Nova Scotia. I’d left behind a marriage of twenty years, a son in university and some wonderful friends to make a new life as an artist o...
by Nina Munteanu • 14 comments
A good opening resonates with the theme of your story; a great opening creatively illuminates that theme with intrigue.
When I began marketing my short stories and novels, I was often puzzled and close to affronted by the request to just see the first page of my work. “I only need to see the first page to know whether...
CBC Canadian Literary Award-winning poet and novelist Erin Bow shares her thoughts on poetry, YA fantasy, and the connections between physics and poetry
Physicist, author, poet, mother—Erin Bow wears a lot of hats, all of them successfully. Her poetry—published under her maiden name, Erin Noteboom—has won the CBC Canadian Literary Award, among major p...
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