Monthly Archives: March 2021

Climbing Higher

“The more difficult the mountain, the greater the joy in reaching the summit.” How true I’ve found this to be — how about you? When my friend and mentor Dr. Rob Gilbert* said this, it lifted my heart. It reminded … Continue reading

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Booster Tips

We all sit at our desks way too much and too long. Little wonder, then, that our productivity often flags at different points during the day. Taking breaks can be very helpful: they help us rest our tired eyes, stretch … Continue reading

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Confusion Illumines

When you get into a tight space and everything goes against you…never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”Harriet Beecher Stowe “Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”Napoleon … Continue reading

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Self-publishing Tools

My good friend Hank Quense — author, premier marketer, and self-publishing expert — has created an amazing asset for us all: The Writers & Authors Resource Center, which is now available on his website: website http://hankquense.org/writers-authors-resource-center/ The tools and ebooks … Continue reading

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”Invisible Exposition”

From Steering the Craft, a wonderful how-to guide by Ursula K. Le Guin: “Almost all narrative carries some load of explaining and describing. This expository freight can be as much a problem in memoir as it is in science fiction. … Continue reading

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Joyful Journey

“When you’re writing, it’s rather like going on a very long walk, across valleys and mountains, and things, and you get the first view of what you see and you write it down. Then you walk a bit further, maybe … Continue reading

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Dashing Drafts

In writing, forward motion is everything.”Michael KordaIn my experience, we writers tend to fall into two camps When it comes to first drafts: 1) Those who feel compelled to tinker with and polish their prose as they go, and 2) … Continue reading

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Flying Forward

Sometimes fear stifles our forward motion, doesn’t it? We want everything we write to be perfect, to be the best — and the fear that it won’t pour onto the page exactly as we envision it can stop us in … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Out in the Dark and Daylight Out in the dark and daylight, under a cloud or tree, Out in the park and play light, out where the wind blows free, Out in the March or May light with shadows and … Continue reading

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Blessings Abound

Count your garden by the flowers Never by the leaves that fall; Count your days by golden hours, Don’t remember clouds at all. Count the night by stars, not shadows, Count your life by smiles, not tears, And with joy … Continue reading

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