Monthly Archives: December 2014

Writing Motto

“It is a law of the universe: Assistance must always be given to those who request it.” Oprah Winfrey Frank Somma is a highly successful salesman, a motivational speaker, and a good friend of my good friend and mentor, Rob … Continue reading

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One Poem

“Good writing consists of trying to use ordinary words to achieve extraordinary results.” James Michener Ordinary words achieving extraordinary results: What better example can there be than “Trees” by Alfred Joyce Kilmer? I think that I shall never see A … Continue reading

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Winning Strategies

“There are two ways to become a champion. The slow way is to learn from your mistakes. A much faster way is to learn from other people’s mistakes as well as from your own. ” Think Better, WIN MORE! With … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

May we all be cozy and warm, with books to give us joy: Picture-Books in Winter Summer fading, winter comes — Frosty mornings, tingling thumbs, Winter robins, winter rooks, And the picture story-books. Winter now is turned to stone Nurse … Continue reading

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Little Tree

Little silent Christmas tree You are so little You are more like a flower Who found you in the green forest And were you very sorry to come away? See I will comfort you. Because you smell so sweetly I … Continue reading

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Charming Gardeners

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust “Charming gardeners” — what a felicitous phrase! And how perfectly it describes those caring people who support our … Continue reading

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Pace Makers

Pacing is tricky: Finding the right rhythm and speed to unspool a story can sometimes be more challenging than plotting it. While we’re constantly cautioned about the dangers of sluggish pacing, stories that race along like runaway trains run the … Continue reading

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