Monthly Archives: January 2015

Be Bold!

We all know how important networking is in selling our work and promoting ourselves. Social media has a big influence on people and the scouts out there who are always on the lookout for new talent. Even the publishing world … Continue reading

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“If they did it, so can you.”

On a yellow post it on my desk I have the following quote:  “If they did it, so can you.” (WD 1996) The caption is from a Writer’s Digest magazine from 1996. I was living and working as a teacher … Continue reading

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Get Carried Away!

My productivity has been in a bit of a slump lately. The usual ‘family’ and ‘things to do’ stuff. Mainly there’s just too much else to pay attention to.  I have to confess that roughly every week for the past … Continue reading

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All Good Books

Jane Austen wrote: “It is only a novel… or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the … Continue reading

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In My Imagination

“You can’t be a wallflower if you want to have a lasting career.“ Jack Clemens It’s been five years that I started blogging. From having zero followers to 2936 is quite an accomplishment for me, or so I think. I … Continue reading

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Ideas Anyone?

“Don’t sign on the dotted line just because a publisher has offered you a contract. First, put it to this five-step test to make sure you’re signing a smart contract.” Timothy Perrin (An Offer You Can Refuse- Writer’s Digest March … Continue reading

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It’s Getting Worse

Julia Cameron writes: “Creativity occurs in the moment, and in the moment we are timeless.”  Time! If only I have time! There’s so much I can do! See I have all these ideas in my head; I have all these … Continue reading

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Just Keep Creating!

In the wake of what happened in Paris, I would like to add my voice to the millions of others and offer my condolences to the families of the artists killed and their loved ones. My late husband was a … Continue reading

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Life Is Unfair

“Life is unfair.” I’ve heard that phrase a million times from my kids, I’ve repeated it a million times myself. Not only is life not fair but it also is tragic. There’s only struggle. Sometimes people get lucky, lazy people … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 220,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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