Category Archives: Ramblings

What To Do!

One day the great sculptor Michelangelo was carving a statue in a courtyard and a small boy asked him why he was hitting at that rock. He answered: “Because there is an angel inside and it wants to come out.” … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

“Nothing is worse and more hurtful than a happiness that comes too late. It can give no pleasure, yet it deprives you of that most precious of rights – the right to swear and curse at your fate!” Ivan Turgenev … Continue reading

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Your Way Is Just As Right!

You have a passion to create art. (For me that passion is writing and my late husband’s was painting.) You are overwhelmed with everyday worries, with life. You don’t have time to finish your chores and tasks and obligations to … Continue reading

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If I Only Could!

I’ve heard it a million times before and so have you. “Books are not written – they’re rewritten.” Revision! An important part of writing a book and yet the hardest as Michael Crichton puts it: “It is one of the hardest … Continue reading

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It Wasn’t Going Anywhere!

Recently while going over an old manuscript I realized that there was something basically wrong with the story. It wasn’t going anywhere. I mean I had some strong and attractive characters and some good parts throughout the story, but the … Continue reading

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They Do Things!

“Here are two rules of writing that I wish someone had told me when I started thirty or so years ago. One is don’t make a career out of writing first chapters as I almost did. The second is that … Continue reading

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Don’t Cry!

Allen Saunders wrote: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” As most of you might know by now, I am a morning person. I wake up early in the morning to have some quiet time … Continue reading

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