What’s Your Focus for 2008?

“Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.” Anthony Robbins On Tuesday night Pikes Peak Writers held its Write Brain series and I went to hear Cynthia Morris, a Boulder, CO writing coach speak. Her… Continue reading What’s Your Focus for 2008?

Steeped in Sage and Onion

“There never was such a goose. Bob said he didn’t believe there ever was such a goose cooked. Its tenderness and flavor, size and cheapness were the themes of universal admiration. Eded out by apple-sauce and mashed potatoes, it was a sufficient dinner for the whole family; indeed, as Mrs. Cratchit said with great delight… Continue reading Steeped in Sage and Onion

The Joy of Being Who You Are

Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else. ~ Nathaniel Branden A good friend of mine said if you write you’re… Continue reading The Joy of Being Who You Are

Inner Music of Words

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music the words make. ~Truman Capote, McCall’s, November 1967 Although I had big plans to visit Mark Twain’s house in Hartford, visiting with family took precedent Happy Birthday Dad! and we had a wonderful time before and after the big… Continue reading Inner Music of Words

Writing Goals

It’s not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted. Mary O’Connor Whenever I get discouraged about finishing my manuscript it’s good to remind myself that if I just write 500 words a day or two pages I can have in done in six… Continue reading Writing Goals