Thought for the week: When seeking support, accept surprises, avoid obstacles and don’t always discount strangers. Aside from other writers, I seek support and opinions on my writing from family, friends and acquaintances. Interestingly, some of the most reliable feedback comes from acquaintances, not from my nearest and dearest. Why? I suspect the people whoContinue reading “Echoes of the Silent Response”
While chatting with a friend-R about the rising cost of everything, she mentioned she had just spent over one hundred dollars on school supplies, just for the basics like crayons and pencils. R also remarked that she recycled some of last year’s composition books by ripping out the used pages. It started me thinking. HowContinue reading “School Supply Savings”
Thought for the week: We all spend time in the writing ditch; how you get out of it is up to you. In the midst of writing and re-writing my first novel, “Seeing Scarlet”, a second novel materialized. Initially, I denied it time and energy due to WOCD, writer’s obsessive compulsion disorder, refusing to writeContinue reading “Maintaining Momentum”
Thought for the week: If you can’t take the heat, stay away from the fire pit. As an aspiring writer, I subscribe to various trade publications, my favorite being Writers Digest Magazine. The magazine offers solid advice, contest opportunities, author interviews and inspiration among other things. One piece of valuable advice I garnered from WDContinue reading “Writers Group Therapy”
Thought for the week: If I freeze at the start, I will surely never finish. I write for sanity, but I run for fitness. I seem to lack coordination for any other form of exercise. I have tried group exercise classes, perhaps you have seen my kind, the one capsizing in the warrior pose, knockingContinue reading “The Starting Line”
Thought for the week: Dream bigger, what do you have to lose? Like many of you, I have been thinking about writing a blog for a long time. Thinking about writing anything and not doing it is pointless because your ideas only become something when you put them down on paper or onto a computerContinue reading “Becoming a Real Writer”
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