Monthly Archives: May 2014

Something Wonderful

In honor of Memorial Day earlier this week, a lovely meditation on heroism: American Hero by Mary West Jorgensen “Our history is studded with heroic names. These names compose a world roster from which almost every nation may choose one … Continue reading

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Six C’s

Commitment. Confidence. Consistency. In a recent Success Hotline message (973.743.4690), my friend and mentor Rob Gilbert talked about these three C’s as the building blocks of a successful endeavor. Let’s explore their meaning to us as writers: Commitment: In my … Continue reading

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Golden Wisdom

“There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.” – Doris Lessing, Under My Skin Doris Lessing, the author of The Golden Notebook, lived a long and productive writing life. As a tribute to Doris, Meg Waite, … Continue reading

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Soaring Seedlings

“Being in the company of writers Is one of the biggest tools you have to motivate you.” Ethel Lee-Miller The road from the page and publication is always a winding one, and hearing how another writer has found the way … Continue reading

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Writing Process

Blog tours are always fun and motivating: They’re a great way to share our passions and reach out to fellow enthusiasts and new online readers. I’ve been invited to take part in a “Writing Process Blog Tour” by Joanne Zippel. … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

“It was the month of May. From every height the full fresh steams of spring water were flowing down into the valley. The clear warm sunshine lay upon the mountain, which had turned green again. The last snows had disappeared … Continue reading

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Stepping Out

When and if you feel ready to pitch your work with the goal of finding a traditional publisher, there are plenty of upcoming opportunities for meeting agents one on one at writers’ conferences. Some of these conferences have broad agendas … Continue reading

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