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Things I Wish Came Easy To Me

   Outlining a novel               Sticking to a schedule              Sitting back and relaxing (chillaxing) without a care in the world             Feeling confident most of the time           Staying present and in the moment Keep reading >>>

Oh That Upward Climb!!!

  I’m aware that life is too short to bury our dreams no matter how impossible they may seem. And yet… and yet… when ‘stuff happens’ and things appear to be taking waaaaaaay too long to materialize, or when on that upward journey I slip and slide back way way down and questions bombard my Keep reading >>>

A Nudge From Above

It’s interesting how a crisis can help you put things in perspective. A high-school friend of mine died on May 12, 2017, from a rare form of cancer, and this brought up all sorts of emotions; another nudge from above as a reminder to live in the moment. So I wanted to share a post Keep reading >>>

And they all lived happily ever after

“And they all lived happily ever after” As a child, I used to love reading those words at the end of fairy tales. Just the knowledge that everything would be all right from that point forward was enough to make me happy. Cinderella’s life would be perfect. Snow White would marry her prince and live Keep reading >>>

Conflict In Stories

  Have you ever wondered what it takes to tell a great story? What draws people in? Today I have L.K. Hill, author of BASTIONS OF LOVE, who will tell you all about how to create conflict in your story to keep your readers reading.     Great Conflicts by L.K. Hill   The key to Keep reading >>>

It All Starts From Within

There’s a man called Lester Levinson who claimed that all problems stemmed from three things: wanting approval, wanting control and wanting safety, and that this constant wanting equaled lack. I tend to think he has a point.   That said, I don’t believe he was referring to that initial desire that inspires dreams and brings Keep reading >>>

Bringing Books To A Child’s Doorstep

It’s always nice to meet someone who believes strongly in the importance of good children’s book. It’s even more amazing when that person goes a few steps further to bring such books to the awareness of parents and kids. Helen Antoniades has accomplished this feat in a huge way by creating Butterfly Books: bringing books Keep reading >>>

Embracing The Down Periods

Sometimes I get so embroiled in the wanting of my goals and in the longing for the fulfillment of my dreams NOW that I become frustrated and depressed as to why ‘things are taking so long to happen. I also dwell too much on the past and on the future, and don’t pay enough attention to what Keep reading >>>

People write for many reasons. Some know it’s their passion from early on, others might figure this out later or decide to write a memoir or informational book. Still others go through a life-altering experience and their focus changes, priorities shift and a writer is born. This is what happened with Brian Abela whose son Keep reading >>>