Writing Advice

Why You Should Write When Writing Sucks

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Computer messages that shouldn’t be annoying any sane person right now– and here I am, having to schedule a restart for 9:15 AM (when I’ll be at work in the morning) so I can keep pecking at my keyboard undisturbed until I finally drag myself to bed when the creatively-exhausted stupor sets in– if I drag myself to bed at all tonight. I love my brain, I love watching this process of expressing ideas and stories unfold, but I do wish it were willing to show some sympathy to MY schedule, which pays the bills. Don’t let anyone tell you more »

Writing

Writing and the Creative Lens

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Below is the transcript of a talk I gave at England Run Library on April 12, 2015. You can download the accompanying slides here. — Hello, my name is Elanor Hope Kindred, otherwise known as E. H. Kindred, author of The Seven Wars series, artist, and graphic designer. When I agreed to do this presentation, I’d originally thought I would give you all the usual shpeel about writing, polishing your work, researching publishing options, marketing yourself… but I’ve talked about that a lot in the past few years. My first book came out in 2012, and since then, I’ve given more »

Appearances

Women’s Forum Digital Painting Lecture

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I had a wonderful time speaking at the Barbara Hicks Geslock Women’s Forum in Fredericksburg this morning. As promised, I have uploaded my tutorials, slides, and presentation transcript to this page. You can also find it under Art > Tutorials via the header menu. Feel free to contact me with any questions, or to inquire about booking me for your own forum or event.

Appearances

Upcoming Appearances

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I am speaking at two venues this Spring, so come out and see me if you’re in the area! — Saturday, March 28th, 10:00 a.m. James Monroe High School I’m speaking at the Fredericksburg Women’s Forum about digital art and illustration. Sunday, April 12, 2:00 p.m. England Run Library I’m a guest speaker for the CRRL’s Spring Author Series, talking about my approach to writing. — I will also be showing art for the month of April at England Run Library, and having a collection of my writing-related items displayed at the Headquarters Library in downtown Fredericksburg April-May. These will more »

Academic Work

The Dynamic Muse [A Final Thesis]

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The Dynamic Muse The Literary and Spiritual Personification of Creativity There have always been unseen forces that influence and inspire the lives of Men, forces that are as mysterious as they are powerful. The Ancient Greeks explained and personified these creative forces in a variety of contexts, and while these explanations have distinct manifestations in literature and religion across time, the explanations found in each sphere are surprisingly similar, and it is possible to catch a glimpse of the underlying power common to each interpretation. This study traces the origins of Muse figures from their beginnings in Ancient Greece and more »