Tag Archives: overcoming barriers to writing

Query Contest

Can you craft an exciting back-cover blurb for an imaginary book? If so, then why not get your creative, compelling juices flowing by entering QueryLetter.com’s writing contest? The best blurb will win a cash prize of $500. Deadline: Noon (U. … Continue reading

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Believe It

“If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it, even If I did not have the ability in the beginning.” Mahatma … Continue reading

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Show Up!

Wow, what a story! Monday, the day of the Boston Marathon, offered up some of the worst weather conditions ever: Pouring rain. Freezing air. High winds. Yet despite all this, Desiree Linden became the first American woman in 33 years … Continue reading

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Act Differently

“Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do when it ought to be done whether you like it or not. It is the first lesson that ought … Continue reading

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Dangerous Opportunities

A familiar story:  Chinese word for “crisis” is made up of two picture characters — the first one means “danger” and the second means “opportunity.” A little-known tale: Consider for a moment, how these two words came into play in … Continue reading

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On Track

“Well begun Is half done.” Aristotle “First, once we get started…we perceive the task as much less aversive than we do when we’re avoiding it. Second, even if we don’t finish the task, we have done something, and the next … Continue reading

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Easy Energizers

I’m always on the lookout for healthy ways to energize our days so we can keep our creativity and focus revved up throughout the day. Here are easy fixes we can all try:* Fruit fix: Adding one cup of fruit … Continue reading

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Sparky Sparkles

“There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less.”   Kurt Hahn, Founder of Outward Bound   A story: … Continue reading

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Climbing Higher

“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because brick walls are there … Continue reading

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Final Kick

Peter Sagan takes the rule book, tears it in half, and lights it on fire.”  Bob Rolle One reason the 2016 Tour de France has been so thrilling to watch is Peter Sagan, a supremely talented athlete widely regarded as … Continue reading

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