Apologies & Introducing a New Book

For the past several weeks I've been offline. Yeah, computer problems. Everyone has them and most of us suffer in silence, or just moan and whine a little but press on when the problems are resolved. I won't do that. I have decided this is an opportunity to strike off in a new direction and … Continue reading Apologies & Introducing a New Book

Trust

“We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone - but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.” ― Walter Anderson This post speaks to the issue of sharing your work with others. I know, I know. You write for the satisfaction of having created something from the sheer fabric … Continue reading Trust

Opinion vs. Reality

   “Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality.” ― Les Brown   Do you sometimes put too much stock in what others say? Spend too much time worrying what other think? These are the two foremost traits of the dreaded internal editor. They are deadly to the pursuit of a writing career. I'll be … Continue reading Opinion vs. Reality

Giving Back

“True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations. Time and love are the most valuable possession you can share.” ― Suze Orman Today I want to bring attention to a particular group of writers who impress me with their willingness and ability to give back to … Continue reading Giving Back

Perspective

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” ― Abraham Lincoln Keeping your perspective is crucial for the aspiring writer.  We come into the community of writers and aspiring writers with little or no knowledge of the craft and so much to learn.  Some of us are not … Continue reading Perspective

Mentors

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” ― Mark Twain Everyone who aspires to be published as an author should seek out and acquire a mentor. As soon as you stop rolling around on … Continue reading Mentors