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Victor Victorious

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.” Victor Hugo Born on February 26, 1802, Victor Hugo is best known for his novels Notre-Dame de Parisand Les Misérables. A leading figure of the Romantic Movement, … Continue reading

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“This Day”

When I happened upon this Sanskrit proverb this morning — one which many of us have seen before — it really spoke to me. I hope it speaks to you as well. Look to this day, For it is life. … Continue reading

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Ruth’s Recipe

When an interviewer asked Babe Ruth what he thought about when he struck out, the legendary baseball hitter had a simple answer: “ I think about hitting home runs.” What great advice — and how helpful for us as creatives! … Continue reading

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Abundance Everywhere

I love the word “abundance” – it feels full and rich, doesn’t it? My trusty Century Dictionary says it all, defining abundance as: “overflowing plenty, copious or ample sufficiency, profusion, affluence, also abounding or rich in something.” Its root, translated from Latin, means to … Continue reading

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Washington’s Wisdom

In honor of George Washington’s birthday, also my wonderful husband David’s birthday, some words of wisdom from our Founding Father to ponder and apply: “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” “It is better to be … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Try, Try Again ‘This a lesson you should heed, Try, try again; If at first you don’t succeed Try, try again; Then your courage should appear. For, if you will persevere, You will conquer, never fear; Try, try again. — … Continue reading

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“Well Done!”

“Well done is better than well said.” Benjamin Franklin Turning to our friend Ben for wit and a bit of wisdom is always a good idea! Writer and Renaissance man, he knew a thing or two about getting things done. … Continue reading

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Toni Teaches

Novelist, editor, essayist, and teacher, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner, Toni Morrison is a beloved writer who frequently shared her thoughts on writing. In a story called, “You Don’t Know Anything,” for Lit Hub, Emily Temple gathered some of her … Continue reading

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“Master Yourself”

“Don’t be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That’s only the initial impression. The important thing is not to retreat; you have to master yourself.” Olga Korbut, Olympic gold medalist I know, I know. No one’s going to … Continue reading

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Scene Setting

“Writing a great scene is like juggling. You need to ground your scenes first in place and time and build them by creating that particular moment in time…” Linda Joy Myers Scenes are the building blocks of short stories, plays, … Continue reading

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