Monthly Archives: December 2015

Harry Helps

“Anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” “‘Harry Potter’ gave me back my self-respect. Harry gave me a job to do that I loved more than anything else.” J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling has been a source of inspiration and … Continue reading

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Creative Play

One of my new favorite blogs is called “Bane of Your Resistance.” It’s the brainchild of Roseanne Bane, a creativity coach and author of an intriguing book called, Around the Writer’s Block: Using Brain Science to Solve Writing Resistance. In … Continue reading

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Happy Beginnings

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow man.” Herman Melville We all love a story with a happy ending, but here’s a happy beginning to warm your heart this holiday season and remind … Continue reading

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Twice-told Tales

“Don’t be ‘a writer.’ Be writing.” William Faulkner It’s happened to you, I’m sure. Soon after you make a new acquaintance, he or she asks you what you do. And as soon as you answer, “I’m a writer,” the next … 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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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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Refreshing Pauses

“Writing is a patient and slow process that requires total concentration but also a relaxed state of mind so ideas and images can flow with an almost organic energy. If I am trying too hard, the muse of inspiration backs … Continue reading

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