How many colors does your writer’s palette hold? Why would you choose to use only one? Listen carefully, and your characters and scenes will show you the colors to use in harmonious storytelling.
I’ve been neck deep in research and editing, enjoying every minute. And letting the days slip past before I come out of my red-pencil fog to check my deadlines. I planned to write about layering your characters’ backstories, referencing scenes from the movie “The Homesman.” In the meantime, I read Sue Coletta’s post over […]
What’s the missing ingredient to the story in which every character sounds like the next? It’s the individual’s language of life and personality. There is a magic in interpersonal communication sometimes ignored by writers. Characters from different backgrounds and life experiences express themselves in unique ways. A naturopath reminded me the other day […]
Now, more than ever, each stroke of the pen makes a difference. You say, “But I’m only writing fiction.” Or you shrug off that short article about finding the best school for your children. Never underestimate the impact every word you write makes on the reader. So what do you choose to create with your […]
I read the other day that by January 21 of each year most people have abandoned or given up on the intentions they set on the first day of the year. Wow! Are we making our goals too hard? Dreaming too big? Reaching too high? Or are we just not clear on what we desire? […]
Did you hear that thundering boom as we stepped into 2017? It was probably the remaining reverberation of the first fireworks in my neighborhood—set off before 7:00 am on New Year’s Eve. It shook the house so hard, I thought a neighbor’s propane tank had exploded. No matter when or where your fireworks […]
From heaven’s realm to the pull of earth’s rotation, we sing one word in joyful celebration. . .
How do you know when it’s time to give up and quit writing? Well, there are four times it’s right to make that decision. You have nothing new to say You wrote and published a book. Maybe its inspiration was a period of devastation in your life. Perhaps you revealed your secret to money […]
One of my favorite business mentors, Christine Kane, recently wrote an article about mindset. She used her life as an example of moving from a fixed to a growth mindset and explained the difference that made between being stuck in expectations and creating success in two businesses that fire her passion. And that made me […]
Yesterday was National Read A Book Day. This auspicious event has been around for about sixteen years. If you ask me, every day should be Read A Book Day. Like the advice about apples and doctors, I suggest that books combined with enquiring minds are the perfect antidote to boredom and supremely conducive to […]