Put the Inner Critic Out

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Here’s a fun little experiment for those who struggle with the inner critic.  Try kicking her out and letting her sit on your desk.  Then you can talk back to her when the writing is happening.

My little hag is named Finnola, inspired by a character in Catherine Cooper’s The Golden Acorn.  I made her for a children’s book club gathering in the woods.  Once all the children found her hiding place, I took her home.  In between moon time, where she might sit on my nightstand…she works in my writing space.  I wonder how chatty she will be when I sit back down to work?

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Creating in the Midst Interview

Last week, I received a special honor.  I was asked to participate in a brand new interview series called Creating In the Midst, concieved by my long time friend and fellow writer, Corinne Noel Cunningham.  Corinne and I have been friends from the early beginning of my retired blog Knees and Paws.  Her writing is filled with insight and beauty.  It’s lyrical and filled with imagery, sensitivity and truth.  I learned more from Corinne about how to be authentic in writing than any other person.

So I was delighted and enthusiastic when she asked me to participate.

Here is the link to that article.

http://www.corinnenoelcunningham.com/2015/04/creating-in-midst-jennifer-hoppins.html

Thank you Corinne, for writing the kinds of questions that opened up this flow of thought.  I appreciate you more than you know.