Monthly Archives: October 2020

Something Wonderful

A quiet Halloween this time around and a blue moon to remind us of all that’s lovely and mysterious: HALLOWEEN A gentle breeze rustling the dry cornstalks.A sound is heard, a goblin walks.A harvest moon suffers a black cat’s cry.Oh’ … Continue reading

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Big Story

How exciting a book launch is — even in these challenging times! It’s been thrilling to see the praise that Only the Women Are Burning, a new novel published by Apprentice House, is sparking. This is doubly true since the … Continue reading

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Hank Helps

My good friend Hank Quense — author, premier marketer, and self-publishing expert — has done it again! Just when I think he can’t top himself in terms of the tools he offers writers at all stages, he surprises me! This … Continue reading

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Come, Read

“Come, read to me some poem … That shall soothe this restless feeling, And banish the thoughts of day.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow As soon as I read these lovely lines they led me to ponder the many ways that reading … Continue reading

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Wilderness Wandering

“The creative is the place where no one else has 
ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky; So it was when my life began; So it is now I am a man; So be it when I shall … Continue reading

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Prizeworthy Problems

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” Frederick Douglass Ah, struggle! That’s a word we creatives, we writers, we strivers, could all do without, isn’t it? Who wants to struggle, if they can help it? So much easier … Continue reading

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Wooden’s Wisdom

“Make each day a masterpiece.” John Wooden John Wooden was a legendary basketball player and coach who inspired and counseled many individuals and teams to victory. When I came across eight principles from his book Wooden that he used to guide his … Continue reading

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Hopeful Story

An inspiring story: A father once gave his young daughter a simple locket as a gift. He told her that a very valuable diamond was sealed inside it and that if she was ever in need, she could crack open … Continue reading

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Good Job!

Consider this kind and helpful advice from the wonderful artist, James Whistler: “Hang on the walls of your mind the memory of your successes. Takecounsel of your strength, not your weakness. Think of the good jobsyou have done. Think of … Continue reading

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