Monthly Archives: July 2019

One Word

On one of his fabulous “Success Hotline” pep-talks,* my wonderful friend and mentor Dr. Rob Gilbert asked an intriguing question: “What one three-letter word guarantees success?” Mmmm. The word “Yes” sprang to mind, but that didn’t seem right. Then the … Continue reading

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Creative Cutting

Recently, I received this note from Toby Stein, a gifted writer and editor,* and wanted to share her creative editing approach: “Some months ago, I discovered that my manuscript was nearly 200 pages too long to be welcome by agents … Continue reading

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Growing Readers

“There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry – This Traverse may the poorest take Without oppress of Toll – How frugal is the Chariot That bears … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

The Peace of Wild Things When despair for the world grows in me and I wake up in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie … Continue reading

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Keep Swinging

“I swing big, with everything I’ve got. I hit big or I miss big.” “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” Babe Ruth A bit of … Continue reading

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Winged Wisdom

Here is a story someone once told me: When butterflies emerge, they must wage a battle to be born. They struggle to emerge from their chrysalis, the small sack that holds them. They push and pull inside until the sack … Continue reading

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“Keep Fighting”

“Doesn’t matter, get up, keep fighting.”   J. Michael Straczynski After reading this quote in the New York Times* about a new memoir called, Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood, I knew I had to read on. J. Michael … Continue reading

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