Three Mind Sets That Can Sink a Creative Career

    Whenever you set on a journey, it pays to be prepared. If you’re an experienced hiker, you know you should stay on the trail, wear the right footwear and avoid plants with three leaves. Likewise when you’re embarking on a creative journey, it pays to know pitfalls along the way that may impede […]

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This Week’s Yowza Links (Where I Shlep Around the Internet For the Good Stuff So You Don’t Have to.)

There’s a lot of links out there that are mildly interesting, but you won’t find them here. These are  the links this week that me made go “Yowza!” And I’m not reckless with my yowzas. (All  links relate to publishing, writing, reading and creativity.) Publishing Imagine, if you will, an author who gets a decent […]

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How To Put the Fun In Your First Draft

Have you ever read the work of a young, uncorrupted writer? It’s like venturing into a jungle: Fresh. Green. Wild. Monkeys beating their furry chests. Parrots shrieking. Anacondas curling around trees. A chaos of creativity. Such a writer is ruled almost entirely by her subconscious. The subconscious—let’s call her Crazy Daisy — doesn’t know the […]

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Want to Be a Better Writer? Meditate.

I flirted with meditation long before I actually committed to it.  To be honest, my first few sessions were boring. I’d expected special effects (a vision of a lotus blossom or a white healing light) and when I experienced only boredom I assumed I was doing it wrong. Luckily I kept persisting and now I […]

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