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Skill-building Strategy

“When you have the attitude and effort, the skill is not far behind.” Love this quote! I don’t know where it came from — I scrawled it on a bit of paper and put in a place where I see … 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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Enticing Readers

There are no dull subjects. There are only dull writers.”H.L. Mencken “My task, which I am trying to achieve, is, by the power of thewritten word to make you hear, to make you feel — it is before all,to make … Continue reading

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Inspiration Everywhere!

As writers, we always have our antennae up and that’s a good thing, because inspiration is all around us, just waiting to be discovered. Just recently, I came across a load of it on a Cornflakes box of all places. … Continue reading

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Three Ingredients

The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-ive-ness.”Thomas Edison  Common sense, hard work, and persistence: Edison is a guy who knew a lot about all three of these qualities. He barely went … 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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“White Bird”

What a thrill to attend the launch of White Bird, a visionary children’s graphic novel! Hosted by Watchung Booksellers, my fabulous local indie, the event was packed with kids, parents, and other admirers of White Bird’s author, R. J Palacio. … Continue reading

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Willard Wonders

Dr. Willard Funk, the widely admired dictionary publisher, was once asked to perform a monumental task on the part of a wordsmith: choosing the 10 most expressive words in the English language. Here, to entertain and engage you, is our … Continue reading

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Groove Remove

Remember the old, shiny black vinyl records with those grooves etched in them? And how careful you had to be to dip the needle down at just the right moment, so you caught a groove? And when you got it … Continue reading

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