Monthly Archives: June 2011

Pick Yourself

“People believe they have to wait to be chosen to do something. Authors wait for a publisher. Entrepreneurs wait for an investor, employees wait for a boss. Reject the tyranny of being picked. Pick yourself.” Seth Godin Pick yourself. What … Continue reading

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Getting Unstuck

Being stuck is on my mind right now, since I’ve had a rough time pulling together the first chapter of my YA novel. It’s still not where I want it to be, but fussing with it more at this point … Continue reading

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Divine Music

“I am not afraid of chaos, because chaos is the womb of light and life. What I don’t like is mismanagement of chaos.” Franketienne Franketienne, known as the “father of Haitian letters, is 75 and still going strong. He’s published … Continue reading

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Rowling Reconsiders

Inspired by the latest Harry Potter movie hoopla, I decided to visit J.K. Rowling’s official Web site (JKRowling.com). As you can imagine, it did not disappoint! It’s creative and colorful — and just interactive enough to make you feel like … Continue reading

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Hard Time

“I dream my painting and then I paint my dream.” Vincent van Gogh “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu My sister, brother, Alex and our dear friend, Terry, just … Continue reading

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Storyteller’s Story

Sometimes an author’s life story grows and morphs to become almost as fascinating and singular asthe tales he or she writes. Just think of Poe or Proust. Well, that’s exactly what’s happened with Stieg Larsson — the creative mind behind … Continue reading

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Passionate Persistence

Writing and editing my book, Birthing the Elephant: the woman’s go-for-it! guide to overcoming the big challenges of launching a business, was a labor of love. It took a year to finish. Part portable success coach, part action guide, Birthing … Continue reading

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