Monthly Archives: January 2018

Finishing Up

“Take no shortcuts along the road to success.”   Fortune cookie message Oscar Hammerstein tells this story: He once saw a picture of the Statue of Liberty taken from a helicopter. It showed the top of the statue’s head. He was … Continue reading

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Finding Fuel

“I wasn’t going to give up until every single publisher turned me down, but I often feared that would happen…. Don’t you dare let their laughter extinguish your ambition. Turn it into fuel! Big hugs from one writer to another.”    … Continue reading

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Excellent Adventures

What energy! What exuberance! Experiencing other writers’ passion for words is a gift that keeps on giving: It’s inspiring. It’s motivating. It’s creatively nourishing. That’s why it was so great to hop on a bus Sunday for an event called, … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

I saw this in a Poetry in Motion selection and wanted to share it: Dew As neatly as peas in their green canoe, as discretely as beads strung in a row, sit drops of dew along a blade of grass. … Continue reading

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Beautiful Girl

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. ‘Pooh!’ he whispered. ‘Yes, Piglet?’ ‘Nothing,’ said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. ‘I just wanted to be sure of you.’” The birthday card with this little story sits in a spot where I see … Continue reading

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Your Voice

“So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say.”   Virginia Woolf Today, January 25th, is the 136th anniversary of Virginia Woolf’s … Continue reading

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Alice Advises

“That’s the way it should feel when you’re writing a novel: The charactes are alive, making their own choices, and you’re just following them.”   Alice Hoffman Alice Hoffman is a beloved novelist and the author of a raft of popular … Continue reading

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