Girls Write Out
Sunday, January 03, 2010

There is nothing like being away from creative pursuits to spur inpiration. I take a break from writing during Christmas, while the kids are home from school. I take a short break between books and during Spring Break, if my deadline allows.

And each time, the same thing happens. After several days away from the creative process, something switches on. The gate goes up. Thoughts and ideas flood in from nowhere, from a movie preview, an article, a girl on the street. I write down my ideas. These are the seeds of my future stories.

I love the way it happens. I love the way the creative juices are freed up after being ignored for several days. More than that, it's as if, after being away from imaginative pursuits, my brain MUST get back to it, yearns to get back to it. Writing, art, ideas, anything creative will do really.

Even in New Orleans after Christmas, I felt that creative itch. I played on my computer with photos I took of my family during break. This is my favorite, taken of my 14-year-old son Chad on a street car in New Orleans, after I asked him how he was enjoying the ride. LOL Not so much, as you can see, but he got a good Facebook photo out of the deal.
Denise Hunter  
posted at 8:38 PM  
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At 9:44 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I love that picture! He looks like a rock star!

At 9:54 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

He looks just like you, Denise. Wow!

At 7:59 AM, Blogger Lisa Jordan said...

Teenagers must think it's so not cool to smile in photos because my boys do the same thing. Great photo! Now if you were a scrapbooker, that would make an awesome layout. :-)

At 9:11 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

K, funny you said that. I told Chad I thought the pic looked like a CD cover.

Cheryl, he must be a good mix of me and Kevin because some people say he looks just like his dad.

Chad is usually my smiler, but he wanted to be out walking--it was our first nice day in New Orleans, plus that thing stopped at every corner to let people on and off. LOL

At 7:42 PM, Blogger Cheri said...

What a heart-breaker he is going to be!! This look is the typical, "Mom, why did you ask that question" look, lol. At least he is with you and not at the back of the bus pretending you aren't related!


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

Hannah Alexander

Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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