Category Archives: Writing & Peak Performance

“Then Ripen”

“No great thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, … Continue reading

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Best Prize

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”   Theodore Roosevelt How true these words are, aren’t they? Can there be anything more satisfying than working hard at something … Continue reading

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Driven Dynamo

Wow! Sometimes a story truly captures people’s imaginations and rises above all the noise out there. That’s exactly what’s happened with The Queen’s Gambit — a Netflix original series that’s generated enormous buzz. Over the past few weeks so many … Continue reading

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You’re Whole

Do you ever sit down to write and feel overwhelmed by those little voices in your head that say, “You can’t do this! It’s too hard!”? Well here’s a little secret that those pesky little can’t do critters don’t know … Continue reading

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Walk On

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.”    Buddhist saying How much wisdom is packed into this one sentence! Sometimes our minds and our hearts like to layer over what we … Continue reading

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Joyful Year!

As we enter a New Year fresh with opportunities, may these writerly reflections inspire us and spur us to new heights: “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’”   Alfred Lord Tennyson “I … Continue reading

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“Miraculous Powers”

Thoughts from When Life Throws You a Curve Ball, Hit It by Criswell Freeman: “Take a moment to consider the miracle of the human brain — the most complicated creation on earth. Composed of trillions of separate yet interconnected cells, … Continue reading

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Writerly Wisdom

Writerly words of wisdom I wanted to share with you today: “Let each day’s work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition.”         William Osler “As we approach an experience that should be fun, we should remain open to … 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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