Creativity Blog

Sharing creativity ideas, inspiration, stories and writing thoughts, and our children's books' work-in-progress designs.

Milan Painting by Jean Tori

Gertrude Wine in the Garden

April 6, 2020

A long time ago the muse of Gertrude Wine appeared. She was a chef and accidental crime investigator. Her name just came to me, but I think it had something to do with a combination inspired by Gertrude Stein and a bottle of wine. The murder mystery evolved to include food clues, Milan and its…

Heron in Amsterdam photo by Anthinula Tori

The Creativity Stork

March 30, 2020

I like the concept of a “Creativity Stork” flying by and delivering inspiration. In fact, there are days when it feels like specific ideas have arrived, and chapters are written and the story moves forward. Other days, creativity and inspiration are everywhere and new ideas come to mind. The important thing is to do something…

Anthinula Tori Writing Desk

Writing Desks

March 23, 2020

Where I write I’m always surrounded by colourful cork boards, books filling shelves and artwork. You would think it would be distracting, but I don’t notice the busy-ness when I’m in the blissful writing zone. Then, when I take a break, my eyes wander and daydream.