I'm at the hospital with my son. I will comment on your blogs later when I get a chance. Right now everything is pretty busy.
I did want to ask if any of you have an idea file. Kim Smith had given this idea at one of the Muse online workshops.Lea Schizas free online conference
Kim had this great idea. Muse Tweakers. Think of something that has happened in your life. Some highly emotional event. Remember it fully and then write one line about it. These muse tweakers are the first lines in your next piece of work. Open with emotion. If you were blocked, you're not anymore, because you now have something to say and it is personal and something you identify with on a personal level. For your idea file, if the memory is anger, write it on a red card. Sadness--blue. You can add to these sentences as you have more thoughts about the memory. You can do this on your computer, but it doesn't work as well, as actually holding the cards in your hands. You can keep the cards in those card files or in baggies.
Some people text themselves messages. Say you're somewhere and you see a broken pencil.Now you wouldn't just say,"Broken like a pencil." You may want to text yourself, "My arm hung limply, broken like a pencil."
I thought I would pass this along. It has been very helpful to me. :)