Monthly Archives: March 2016

Stress Relievers

“A relaxed mind is a creative mind.” Yogi tea bag tag We all know that stress can short-circuit our creative drive and leave us feeling drained. A few simple stress-relieving techniques to help you stay calm and focused:* Pick a … Continue reading

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Rigorous Reading

James Scott Bell is the author the award-winning thriller Final Witness and of several how-to guides, including Plot & Structure, Revision & Self-Editing, and The Art of War for Writers. In “7 Things That Will Doom Your Novel (& How … Continue reading

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Sage Advice

“Writing is the hardest, and most joyous, labor I know.  And here is the bonus: It’s also a great way to be fully alive, to soak up life in all its sensuous detail, wonder, mystery, and surprise.” T.A. Barron T.A. … Continue reading

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Acing Adversity

“…I’m such a faith-driven person, and behind every adversity in my life are two things: a lesson and a blessing. I just had to wait. It took a little longer for this blessing to happen.” Steve Harvey Steve Harvey is … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

For me, this sweet poem is fragrant with Spring. It reminds us all to take time to enjoy the beauty all around us and to store it forever in our hearts. I’m so happy to share it with you:   … Continue reading

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Word Ghosts

“Everything is an exercise.” reg e gaines Poet, playwright, Grand Slam Champ, author, and teacher extraordinaire reg e gaines is a Renaissance man with a passion for rhythm, language, and image. Spending an evening with him at a Write Group … Continue reading

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Our Music

A story: In the 18th century, Niccolo Paganini was revered as one of Europe’s outstanding musicians. One evening, he was about to play a concert before a sold-out audience in Italy. Just before the concert was about to begin, Niccolo … Continue reading

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