Monthly Archives: July 2010

Fantasy Island

Whether you’re writing the great American novel or simply working on a short story, any artistic undertaking requires huge amounts of emotional and mental energy. That’s why it’s so important to recharge your creative batteries. Daydreaming – setting yourself adrift … Continue reading

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Consistently Creative

“Creativity is a habit. And the best creativity is the result of good work habits.” Twyla Tharp Consistently creative. Creatively consistent. I debated between these two headlines, but in the end, I don’t think it matters. The message is really … Continue reading

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Bouncing Back

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” Dolly Parton Who among us doesn’t long for blue skies and rainbows? And who among us hasn’t had to cope with rainy days, … Continue reading

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Cheap Thrills

OK, I have a confession to make. I went to a panel discussion called “Writers on Writing” at a major bookstore chain – the theme was Mark Twain. His eagerly awaited autobiography is about to come out and it sounds … Continue reading

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Only Begin

I was once lucky enough to hear someone who had spent many years in service with Mother Teresa talk about how she overcame unbelievable obstacles through the power of her faith. She was fond of referring to herself as a … Continue reading

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Mad-dogging It

My son Alex is an enthusiastic cyclist and the annual Tour de France is a much-loved sporting event at our house. It lasts for about three weeks in July and ends in the heart of Paris. Along the way, there … Continue reading

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Launch Party

I’ve had a couple of great book parties and they were lots of fun. I know one woman who was so thrilled to finally see her book in print that she threw a huge bash for friends and family – … Continue reading

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