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?
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.
The single most important ingredient to inspire creativity is this. . .being open.
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”
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%?
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.
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?
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. . .
Learn WAYS to help determine what brings you the most happiness and what might be your professional calling.
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
It's been a LOOOONG week and if you're like me, you want nothing more than to veg on the couch tonight with a good movie. Looking for a good flick to watch---one that will move you to tears, inspire you, and make you feel uplifted? Or, how about a good family movie? The following movies … Continue reading Movies and Scenes that Inspire
Bright Light Living is about my a-ha moment. Sometimes you can hear or see something repeatedly, but it just doesn’t register – I mean truly register – until you are ready to receive its true, impactful meaning . . . I am a middle child who lived a middle-class type of life. My mother raised … Continue reading My Bright Light Living A-ha Moment