Posts with the Category of: 2011 July

What Moves You?

“I do not try to dance better than anyone else.  I only try to dance better than myself.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov   I am proud to be included as a featured speaker with Motivational Speakers Worldwide.   My goal is to motivate you to be the best writer you can be, whether you are writing a […]

When In Doubt – Improvise!

Having a hard time getting started?  Creative writing can be like holding an improv acting class in your head!  Use some of these start lines to begin crafting your story.  Write whatever comes to your mind.  Use the tools in your writers’ toolbox to shape it and give it depth, the same way a gifted […]

What Is Your Writing Ritual?

What is your writing ritual?  Before you pick up your pen each day, what do you do to motivate yourself to get started? Do you have a ritual for when you finish, or maybe a reward (an ice cream sundae, a massage, a round of golf)?  What about your challenges?  Don’t be daunted by them […]

Happy 4th of July

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You […]