Creativity ~ Part IV: Forbearance

Creativity: An 8-Part Series By Kristy McCaffrey Don't miss: Part I ~ Imagination Part II ~ Domestication vs. Wildness Part III ~ Shape-Shifting Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Forbearance

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Creativity ~ Part III: Shape-Shifting

Creativity: An 8-Part Series By Kristy McCaffrey Don't miss: Part I ~ Imagination Part II ~ Domestication vs. Wildness Copyright 2014 Kristy McCaffrey While shape-shifting is often associated

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Creativity ~ Part II: Domestication vs. Wildness

Creativity: An 8-Part Series By Kristy McCaffrey Don't miss: Part I ~ Imagination There are beautiful and wild forces within us. ~ St. Francis of Assisi Assisi, Italy Copyright 2014 Kristy

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Creativity ~ Part I: Imagination

  Creativity: An 8-Part Series By Kristy McCaffrey When I was in the final stages of completing my third book, The Sparrow, I had a strong sense of cultivation, as if I were gardening. As I strove

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My Fourteen Rules Of Writing

 By Kristy McCaffrey Image by Kristy McCaffrey Many an author has posted such a list, and there's much good info out there if seeking guidance in the writing arena. I've been at this inscribing

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Interesting Facts About Humans

By Kristy McCaffrey Within 200 milliseconds of seeing an image, the brain can decide whether it’s a face or something else.   We are made up of 100 trillion cells, 22 internal organs, 600 muscles,

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Reverse Bucket List

By Kristy McCaffrey   Unless you've been living on Mars, then you've heard of a Bucket List. (And if you are living on Mars, then you win top prize for best Bucket List destination.) But what about a

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Columbia River Gorge

By Kristy McCaffrey   Last month I visited Portland, Oregon and had the opportunity to enjoy the riches of the Columbia River Gorge, a canyon that defines the Oregon-Washington State border. The

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Cowboy Cravings ~ Just Released Historical Western Anthology

By Kristy McCaffrey It's been a busy summer for me so far. I'm happy to announce yet another short story published this week. Craving a cowboy on these hot summer nights? Here are four stories that are

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This Summer Storm ~ A New Young Adult Anthology

By Kristy McCaffrey I’m pleased to be included in a new Young Adult anthology—THIS SUMMER STORM. It’s now available in print and digital formats.   THIS SUMMER STORM is a collection of some

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Lassoing A Groom ~ A New Historical Western Romance Anthology

 By Kristy McCaffrey I’m pleased to announce the release of Lassoing A Groom, a new collection of historical western romance short stories. I’m very excited to be included in this anthology, alongside

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Costa Rica: Golfo Dulce And Osa Peninsula

By Kristy McCaffrey I just returned from the mystical rainforest of southern Costa Rica. Instead of boring you with insights from my trip, such as: bring a headband because in 95% humidity you will have no

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The Pacific Gray Whales Of Baja

By Kristy McCaffrey “This species of whale manifests the greatest affection for its young…” ~ Charles Melville Scammon, 1874 Look behind you…a gray whale wants to say hello. In early

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Humanity, Mars, And A Movie Called “Red Planet”

By Kristy McCaffrey A planned permanent settlement of Mars via a private enterprise called Mars One has been in the news lately. (More info can be found here.) The first unmanned mission will launch

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Number Superstitions

By Kristy McCaffrey Numbers have long carried sacred and mystical significance, helping us to understand our place in the world. For example, four thousand years ago the Sumerians created the measuring

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