A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.William Faulkner Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for my interview with Eric Maisel on Continue reading Do You Have the Qualifications of a Writer?
When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.~ by Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) ~ Happy Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is definitely one of my favorite holidays…next to Halloween it has lots of good memories associated with it. Chocolate, Continue reading Vintage Valentine and Love to Monkey
Let us dare to read, think, speak and write. John Adams 1765 The U.S. Postal Service has a new campaign on their site…and a contest. The quote above was stamped on the envelope of a handmade Valentine I received yesterday. Continue reading Dare to Write
Keep writing. Keep doing it and doing it. Even in the moments when it’s so hurtful to think about writing. Heather Armstrong, Keynote Speech, 2006Heather Armstrong’s Blog. As I’ve said before, if I don’t write my post in the morning Continue reading Just Keep Writing
I’ve been reading a lot of penny pinching blogs lately and almost every one of them talks about Ebates which I’ve never heard about. If you do a lot of online shopping which I do a fair amount, check them Continue reading Online Rebates
The things we fear most in organizations — fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances are the primary sources of creativity.Margaret J. Wheatley I’ve tried to explain this to my husband in regards to my office but he’s not buying it. If you’re a Continue reading Sources of Creativity
“Those who don’t read good books have little advantage over those who can’t read them.”–Mark Twain My first celebrity sighting at the restaurant! Dan Futterman, Oscar winning actor, screenwriter and producer ate lunch at our place yesterday with some other Continue reading A movie star & a rock star
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.W. H. Auden Two weeks from today I’ll be in Tempe, Arizona. I am excited to be in the small group instruction with poet Denise Duhamel.Seven Continue reading In Love With Language
When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing. ~Enrique Jardiel Poncela Sometimes when I read those craft books that tell you exactly how much work it takes to write a novel I get tired. Continue reading How Much Effort Are You Putting Forth?
Bebo Author is holding a no-entry-fee short story contest. Read more here.