A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.
~Denis Waitley

What is a vision wall?

A vision wall is similar to the collages we made as children. Some call them a dream board, magic wall, cluster wall, inspiration wall, mood board, even a treasure map. Find an unused wall in your house, and use it the way it is or hang a magnetic white board or a cork board. For our purpose, a vision wall is like journaling. Brainstorm and fill the vision board with things related to your project or goal. Tap into your imagination using pictures, quotes, and the randomness of the day by using sticky notes. Organize and visualize any project. Create characters, setting, plots. After you’ve had time to look at it, make adjustments, look for patterns, find the commonality within the board. You’ll find there’s no limit to your creative mind.

If you aren’t comfortable putting your ideas on a wall for everyone to see, you can use regular paper, notebooks, or even Pinterest. However, there’s something fun about physically interacting with the vision wall, to enjoy looking at your word art, and to add and/or subtract from it the old fashioned way, with pen, paper, scissors.

Whichever way you choose to create your vision board, have fun with the process. There’s no right or wrong way, only your way.

Look at the fall season, the leaves turning red-orange, the crisp morning air, changes are all around. What do you see? Pick an idea and write about it.


Moments of Vision

That mirror
Which makes of men a transparency,
Who holds that mirror
And bids us such a breast-bare spectacle see
Of you and me?

That mirror
Whose magic penetrates like a dart,
Who lifts that mirror
And throws our mind back on us, and our heart,
until we start?

That mirror
Works well in these night hours of ache;
Why in that mirror
Are tincts we never see ourselves once take
When the world is awake?

That mirror
Can test each mortal when unaware;
Yea, that strange mirror
May catch his last thoughts, whole life foul or fair,
Glassing it — where?
~Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)




Launch of a New Project: The Season of Writing

Who we are…

The Kinetic Writer/Juliet ~ @kineticwriter & Colette ~ @colettecollects
~ Juliet ~ ~
~ Colette ~ ~

We’re launching a project we are both passionate about, The Season of Writing. We love to write, it’s a part of who we are, but as we searched for inspiration to develop our own work and take it to the next level, what we found was complex and time consuming. We began to discuss the problems we both face during the writing process and refused to let our passion for writing be quelled by a lack of direction, and we know we are not alone. The solution grew organically through these discussions and eventually became The Season of Writing, where we hope to connect with like-minded people.

Our goal is to write without discouragement, but instead with excitement and energy. The daily e-mails and essay are a gentle nudge, an encouragement, a reminder for you to enjoy writing free from limitation or judgement. It only takes a few minutes a day and gives you tools to use with your writing when you choose.

With Colette’s younger passionate style combined with Juliet’s older, more seasoned style, we make a good team. We aren’t published, although we have written our entire lives, and have piles of filled notebooks. We don’t have degrees in writing, although we’ve studied writing for years through classes, writing groups, and reading. But we love to write.

Please join us as we go down the path to where imagination is born. Passion only gets you so far and then you simply have to sit down and do the work. We’d love to hear from you. Please like our FB page, feel free to chat and share.



The first seven days of e-mails are free for you to enjoy and are our Facebook page. After seven days, you can purchase the rest of the month and continue to receive e-mails delivered to your inbox everyday. Plus, you’ll receive an essay, The Seasonal Writer, that discusses how to use the seasons to enhance and energize your creative life. The essay consists of a weekly and monthly challenge, a project, plus some writing tools. If you are not interested in purchasing the entire month, you can continue to receive a condensed inspirational e-mail for free for the rest of the month by dropping us an e-mail at

To purchase the entire month, use the PayPal button provided. Please allow 1-2 days for delivery of your e-mails and essay. We’ll get it to you a.s.a.p. and appreciate your patience.

We are truly grateful and thankful.

Juliet & Colette

P.S. TO CELEBRATE OUR LAUNCH we will be giving away one full-month package each day for the first seven days. To enter, LIKE OUR FB PAGE and leave a comment. One name will be picked at random each day, and announced the next day.  Sign up and good luck!



ideas + writing = a blog

Or at least a blog post.

I posed a question to my writing group and asked them what they’d like me to blog about. They asked for a post about how to start a blog.  A gasp escaped my lips. I broke out in a sweat. I didn’t want to write it. But only because this blog has gone through about four different names and probably double that in blog styles I feel I should dig in and just write it…

There are plenty of blog options out there and it comes down to exploring and research.

You may be wondering…

Where/how do I begin? 

What should I blog about?

What do I want to say?

These are all good questions.

First you should decide on the style of blog: an online journal, food, crafts, how to do whatever, offering help. The topics are endless but we all have to start somewhere. The good news is that if you change your mind you can change your blog. Experiment. Try different topics. Eventually you will find what you want to focus on.

After you’ve decided the focus of your blog you want to start writing down ideas. Get some posts written before you launch your site. That way you will have some posts ready to go when you can’t think of anything or you get too busy. Use your strengths. They will make your viewpoint unique to you and strengthen your voice throughout your blog.  Write about what you love, what you’re passionate about. And don’t worry if you aren’t sure about what you’re passionate about. Writing posts will help you figure it out.

We all want our blogs to be perfect before we make our blog visible but don’t try to do it all at once. Be happy with your blog before you go live but try not to obsess over it as I did or you will never publish anything. I went through so many changes before settling on the style I have now it made me a little crazy but I can say I’m finally happy with my blog. Finally.

If you want to have an interesting blog I think research is important. I’m sure you read a lot of blogs so the next time you come across one you really like study it. What is it that makes it a good blog for you? Scroll down to the bottom to see where it’s hosted. Check it out. See what their options are.  If you aren’t sure where to start I would recommend connecting on Twitter or Facebook. I found some wonderful blogs by using those sites. If you don’t have a Twitter or Facebook account you’re missing out on meeting some wonderful people. Twitter is especially good for networking and expanding your online profile. For me, it is where I learned the most about social media in general. Google + has become quite popular although I don’t use it yet so I can’t say much about it.

The best way to learn how to use Twitter or Facebook is to participate. At first it’s a little scary but eventually you’ll get the hang of it. After a couple of years on Twitter  I’m more specific about who I follow and it helps me to stay focused. Social media can be distracting and slightly addictive if you aren’t careful. Plus there are some people out there who simply aren’t looking out for your best interest.

Here is a list of some of the more popular blog hosting sites: – a free site. – a free site which is now run by Google. – a free site. I used to have a Tumblr account but eventually downsized and picked WordPress. – a free site. – monthly fee – monthly fee

If you are tech friendly, which I am not, I would recommend, also a free site, I hear it offers just about anything you could want for a blog and gives you tons of options for personalizing it. Someday I may switch.

You can buy a domain name and then have it mapped to your site. For example, let’s say you start your blog at and your blog name is “i have a blog”. The address would be Now, if you want to shorten the address and make sure no one else can use your name you would  buy a domain name. Again, some blogging sites offer the purchase of domain names, others don’t. You’ll need to do more research.  After you buy  your domain the address would be: Now no one else can buy that domain because you own it. Personally, I’m a little OCD,  so I bought my domain name as soon as I could, you know, in case my blog becomes extremely popular.

Remember…Blogging is fun. Blogging is cathartic. Blogging is work. Blogging is quality over quantity so be consistent. Set a schedule for a posts, maybe once a week or at least every two weeks and stick to it. I still struggle with consistency. Give your readers a reason to come back. A lot of bloggers do weekly posts or features on certain topics: manic mondays, two for tuesday, wacky weds…you get the idea. Keep it fun. Write something you would want to read.  Blogging gives us the ability to write outside of our comfort zone, to interact with others, and to get feedback. In the end we can take it or leave it, but when used properly, feedback can make us better writers. It gives us thicker skin and helps us to stretch our creative wings which can only make us better writers. Let’s face it at some point we all have to have our work edited and we better be ready for the critiques that come whether we agree with them or not.

These are only a few quick tips. Give them a try. We learn by trial and error.

It is scary starting a blog for the first time. Putting yourself out there for everyone to see but it is also very rewarding and you will meet many other people just like yourself, who are on a journey to create and share. Most importantly, have fun!

Just this morning Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray Love, posted this on her Facebook Page:

“Lovely piece of graffiti, just spotted. “FAILURE IS ALWAYS AN OPTION.”  This made me feel calm and happy.”

I know I needed to see that today.

Please leave a message  to let me know if there is something I missed or something else you’d like to know about starting a blog, and I will find out for you how to do it. Also, let me know if I’ve given any incorrect information.

I wish you much luck and I’m so excited to see what you do. I’m still learning too.

Feel free to post a link to your blog. I’m sure it will inspire.



Poem: The Way



i can’t seem to find my way
alone in the darkness
a cocoon of pain sticks to my body
like hot oil
searing unseen scars deep within my flesh
silent words slither around my brain
seek shelter among the ashes and soot
a lead weight sits upon my chest
i’m almost there
at home with my despair
i climbed as far as the eyes can see
but now I crawl deep into the earth
in search of my door, of silence, of peace
alone in the darkness and solitude
alone with myself in the cold damp earth
i have found my way…