WHAT IF . . . What if you knew with absolute certainty . . . that everything is going to be okay; that you and your family will be safe; that you will survive financially, emotionally, physically the ramifications of the coronavirus? Would you then go about your day differently? This virus has slowed things … Continue reading WHAT IF You Did It Anyway?
How Creativity Can Lift Spirits in Trying Times
If there is one thing good that has come out of the coronavirus and the need to social isolate is all the examples of how the community has come together in creative ways to promote good, lift spirits, and help those in need. This post is a collection of SOME GOOD NEWS starting with a … Continue reading How Creativity Can Lift Spirits in Trying Times
Outlining vs. Discovery Writing: Which is Correct?
There is much debate on the process of writing a novel. Many traditionalists fall back on what we were taught in school---first create an outline and then fill in the blanks. While others subscribe to the rule of having no rules. These writers just write, figuring out how their story will unfold as they move … Continue reading Outlining vs. Discovery Writing: Which is Correct?
Five Simple Steps to Start Writing Your Novel
Do you have a novel in you? A story idea that you've been dying to share? Or, do you want want to write a novel, but not sure how to get started? If so, then this is for you.
Creativity’s Most Critical Component
The single most important ingredient to inspire creativity is this. . .being open.
How to “Be Brave Enough to Suck at Something New”
Be Brave Enough to Suck at Something New. The above image has been making its way around Facebook. In fact, I posted it. The message really resonated with me. It is something that I had already been pondering in my own journey of trying something new—with this blog and my other writing. “Putting myself out … Continue reading How to “Be Brave Enough to Suck at Something New”
How My Life Perspective Changed at a Gas Station
Sometimes life hands us disappointments, but it is how we accept these disappointments that matter. Do we handle them with grace and still give our 100%?
How to Get Past the Messy Middle
With any project or goal that you set for yourself there are STAGES including the Messy Middle, which also stops the project before completion. Learn how to forge ahead and accomplish your goals.
The Art of Listening to YOU
Listening to your gut, heart, or instincts--Is that the right thing to do and if so, why? How can you listen to your heart and truly know that it is your heart talking?
Why Writing Consistently is Critical
Writing Consistently is Critical.
Writing is a muscle -- the more you write, the easier it becomes. It is also critical that you write consistently for the following reasons. . .
Finding Your Passion
Learn WAYS to help determine what brings you the most happiness and what might be your professional calling.
Trust the Process
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. - Robert Collier I have big goals this year, and I have to admit: I am struggling with the process—the process of getting this blog off the ground, writing my books, and getting fit. The process is taking … Continue reading Trust the Process