Monthly Archives: August 2012

Roller Coaster

The writing life certainly has its ups and downs: As the song goes, “some days are diamonds, some days are stones.” Some days you seem to make progress and some days, things feel sluggish and you have to fight just … Continue reading

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Inspiring Story

“If you feel called to write a book, consider it a gift. Look around you. What assistance is the universe offering you as support? I was given an amazing mentor, a poet, Eleanor Drewry Dolan, who taught me the importance … Continue reading

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Spike Speaks

Spike Lee is a pretty creative guy. I’ve seen a few of his films and enjoyed them. He has a new movie coming out called Red Hook Summer, that sounds pretty intriguing. As both a director and writer, Spike has … Continue reading

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Beating Resistance

“There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This second, we can turn the tables on Resistance. This second, we can sit down and do our work.” Steve Pressfield, … Continue reading

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War Horse

Thanks to a wonderful gift from my husband David, I had the pleasure of enjoying a fabulous night of theater. My stage treat: War Horse. To watch life-sized puppets mimicking the movements of horses with subtle yet natural grace was … Continue reading

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Used Up

“Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.” Philip José Farmer “I want to be thoroughly used up when I die for the harder I work the more I live.” George … Continue reading

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Feedback Feast

I’m the first to admit that searching for an agent is no walk in the park. It’s demanding and sometimes, frankly, it’s also dispiriting. Sending out unsolicited query letters is like cold calling in sales: turn downs are part of … Continue reading

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