Monthly Archives: October 2014

Savory Suggestion

Here are four exciting benefits of attending a writer’s conference: 1) the energy of other people is infectious and you’re likely to get an enlivening boost of adrenalin; 2) it can remotivate you and rekindle your love for the page; … Continue reading

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Creative Connections

Robert Louis Stevenson came up with the plot for the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde during a dream. Paul McCartney discovered the tune foe his hit song “Yesterday” in a dream. Mary Shelley’s dream at Lord Byron’s … Continue reading

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Slow Writing

“In our rush-rush world, if we allow ourselves to slow down our lives and our writing process, we’ll discover that we’ll connect — or reconnect — with our most profound work.” Louise DeSalvo, The Art of Slow Writing Slow cooking … Continue reading

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Idea Generator

“There comes a time in every novel — actually, there are many, but for me the most serious one usually comes about 120 pages into the first draft — when you realize you’re on a fool’s errand; it was delusional … Continue reading

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Screenwriter Alert

It’s amazing how many different programs exist for writers — ferreting them out isn’t always easy, but they often offer exciting opportunities for developing craft and building industry connections. One example: The Emerging Writers Fellowship sponsored by Universal Pictures. The … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

As we give ourselves the gift of time to nourish and restore our creativity, I share with you some wisdom from the Dalai Lama, a beacon of light and love in a world needing more of both: The Dalai Lama’s … Continue reading

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World-changing Stories

“I write to find out what I’m thinking. I write to find out who I am. I write to understand things.” “The world changed for me through the power of storytelling.” “Are our stories only little products of entertainment to … Continue reading

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