Monthly Archives: January 2017

Miracle Workers

Being in a bookish mood today, I decided to gather some of words of wisdom about books in order to remind us all that what we do matters. Writing comforts, counsels, and captivates. The stories we tell make a difference … Continue reading

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Reducing Interference

Performance = Potential – Interference This simple, yet powerful formula was passed on to me by my great friend and mentor Dr. Rob Gilbert.* Based on the core principles of sports psychology, it applies to virtually any endeavor, including writing. … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

“This is the true joy in life…being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one…being a force of nature instead of a feverish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself … Continue reading

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Self-publishing Contest

Whatever your genre and theme, there are more and more avenues available to gain exposure and recognition for your self-published book. One of best-established and most reputable competitions is the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. The deadline is April 3 … Continue reading

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Beautiful Girl

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. ‘Pooh!’ he whispered. ‘Yes, Piglet?’ ‘Nothing,’ said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. ‘I just wanted to be sure of you.’” The birthday card with this little story sits in a spot where I see … Continue reading

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Churchill Critiques

A story: There was no love lost between playwright George Bernard Shaw and Winston Churchill. Consider the note Shaw once wrote: “Dear Mr. Churchill, Enclosed are two tickets to my new play, which opens on Thursday night. Please come and … Continue reading

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Writerly Wisdom

A cornucopia of writerly musings to delight and inspire us all: “While writing, the very toil gives pleasure.” Ovid “I have no riches but my thoughts. Yet these are wealth enough for me.” Sara Teasdale “Loafing is the most productive … Continue reading

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