Tagged with embrace constraints

2014 Christmas Short Stories

2014 Christmas Short Stories

I created fifteen original (slightly inappropriate) 100-word short stories based on Christmas greeting cards and I’m sharing one per day between today and January 6. For this creative exercise, I chose to embrace three constraints: 1.Stories had to be based on the greeting card. Both should be able to stand on their own while also … Continue reading

My Five Favorite Posts of January, 2013.

My Five Favorite Posts of January, 2013.

Thank you so much for visiting The Life Mosaic during its inaugural month. I appreciate your encouragement and interaction and I hope it’s been something you’ve enjoyed as much as I’ve enjoyed working on it. In case you’re late to the part or missed a post, I thought I’d take a brief moment to lift … Continue reading

Try the smaller classroom.

Try the smaller classroom.

When I was teaching improv acting classes on a regular basis, I was part of an ensemble of instructors who each coached a youth performance team. We’d divvy up rehearsal space and everyone counted themselves lucky that we were able to use the two giant classrooms and the stage. This way, no one got stuck … Continue reading

What Is Your Petri Dish?

What Is Your Petri Dish?

A petri dish is a small container used by scientists, usually biologists, to discover and explore cultured cells, plants, and so on.┬áIt’s usually, but not always, 100mm in diameter and 15mm in height. In 1887, it played a key role in discovering penicillin. While petri dishes come in different sizes and other variables scientists do … Continue reading

“First Thing Monday” Begins Tomorrow.

“First Thing Monday” Begins Tomorrow.

Tomorrow sees the start of “First Thing Monday.” Right now, the intention is for the feature to be three things: A weekly feature at The Life Mosaic. A writing prompt to get your creative juices flowing. An exercise designed to require fifteen minutes of work. This may fluctuate in the future but for now, anticipate … Continue reading