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Stories Save

Sometimes we all come to a place where we doubt the value of what we do. In a world of confusion, do stories really matter? When this happens, I’ve found it helps to turn to a master storyteller for a … Continue reading

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Work Itself

“The work itself will teach you.”   Old Estonian proverb “Satisfaction — that comes from work.”   Paul Cezanne Sometimes what falls away frees us. Have you found that to be true? I know I have. Just this holiday weekend, buoyed and … Continue reading

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Albert Advises

Words of wisdom to inspire us from Albert Schweitzer, the great physician and philanthropist, who’s love of humanity shines through: “One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.” “Success is not the key … Continue reading

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Wise Words

My reading group is on a writing retreat and we are soon to tackle Gustave Flaubert’s stylistic masterpiece, Madame Bovary. What an amazing novel! In honor of Flaubert, I am sharing some of his wonderful and pithy quotes on writing: … Continue reading

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Did I?

“What you are aiming for is beautiful and even noble.” Richard Bausch Sometimes it’s hard to remember that what we are aiming for as writers is “beautiful and noble,” isn’t it? So it’s always helpful to be reminded of it. … Continue reading

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One Hour

There are loads of Internet sites about various aspects of writing. In my search to get to the next level with my own work and help you do the same, I check out a number of them from time to … Continue reading

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Slaughterhouse Eight

Well, not quite. In my nocturnal ramblings on the ‘net, I came across some memorable advice from that master of surprise and macabre humor, Kurt Vonnegut, which I feel inspired to pass on. It appeared in the preface of his … Continue reading

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