Monthly Archives: November 2012

Boxing Match

As if writing isn’t tough enough, we sometimes sabotage ourselves by climbing into confining “boxes” of our own making. Cindy Kane, an accomplished writer and editor, gave some spirited advice for freeing ourselves in a lively talk aptly titled, “Write … Continue reading

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Sustaining Enthusiasm

“You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks jump over hurdles, and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don’t have that … Continue reading

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Inspiring Entrepreneur

It’s always fun to hear entrepreneurs share their success stories, and one of my favorites is Bobbi Brown. She’s featured in my start-up action guide for women, Birthing the Elephant, and she’s totally inspiring: creative, energetic, down-to-earth, supportive. Bobbi has … Continue reading

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Staying Sharp

Here’s something interesting that Jeff Wise, the author of Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger has been exploring recently: the more heavily we rely on technology gizmos like Smart Phones to perform activities involving memory or problem … Continue reading

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Generous Gifts

“There is creative reading as well as creative writing.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Have you ever noticed the sometimes, when you’re really involved with a piece of writing and you put it aside for a bit and pick up something totally … Continue reading

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Inviting Invention

“Amateurs look for inspiration. The rest of us get up and go to work.” Chuck Close Chuck is a highly respected painter and photographer. I have his statement tacked up on the wall in my office, because it really grabbed … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

As we celebrate this holiday devoted to giving thanks, a lovely poem to light your way: Barter Sara Teasdale Life has loveliness to sell, All beautiful and splendid things, Blue waves whitened on a cliff, Soaring fire that sways and … Continue reading

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