6 Tips that will change the way you write

What is your Best Unconventional Writing Advice? It has nothing to do with grammar, or the English language, or what sells or doesn’t sell. I follow a few simple rules. I think I read this in Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott) “You have to stop writing as if your mother is reading over your shoulder!” I paraphrased, … Continue reading 6 Tips that will change the way you write

I’m shocked! Paul Coelho reveals…

The image may be subject to copyright, poem by Kahlil Gibran   I'm obsessed with the writings of Coelho. I find his work and way of thinking stimulating and inspirational to my own personal growth and advancement in writing. This recent post of his is so incredibly open and beautiful I had to share it … Continue reading I’m shocked! Paul Coelho reveals…

The Top Love Stories of the 21st Century.

Image may be subject to © I found this lovely article and thought I'd share TOP 10 LOVE Stories of the 21st Century.  Thanks, BookPage at Kobo Everyone has a different opinion of Valentine's Day. It's a groan-worthy Hallmark holiday. The most romantic day of the year. An occasion to watch bad romantic comedies with friends. … Continue reading The Top Love Stories of the 21st Century.

My 10 All-time favorite books

  You know I’m right in the middle of the action in a great plot for novella #5 in my JET Kindle World series, but I can’t resist answering this Quora question. But it’s not going to be what you expect at all. Each book has affected me on an emotional level or given me … Continue reading My 10 All-time favorite books

28 Of The Most Powerful Pieces Of Writing By Women In 2017 Sometimes collective rage turns into beautiful words.

By Emma Gray   There were times in 2017 when it felt like rage might burn me up from the inside out. At times, that anger felt paralyzing. When there is so much happening at once, how do you focus your energies? During these moments, it was always reading that jolted me and my colleagues … Continue reading 28 Of The Most Powerful Pieces Of Writing By Women In 2017 Sometimes collective rage turns into beautiful words.

The Little Voice Inside Our Head

I looked up the #1 book on Amazon on CREATIVITY. Do you want to know what it is? The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown.  And # 2 is The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Creative Battles by Stephen Pressfield. When did the art of creating become such a painful process? Or is … Continue reading The Little Voice Inside Our Head

Pablo Neruda, on the Intersection of Politics and Poetry, Longreads

In 1970, Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) sat down for an interview with The Paris Review just months before abandoning his campaign for president, running as the Chilean Communist Party candidate. American author Rita Guibert conducted the interview at Neruda’s home in Isla Negra, just south of Valparaiso: Oh, there is no advice to give … Continue reading Pablo Neruda, on the Intersection of Politics and Poetry, Longreads

“An overnight success is 10 years in the making.” Tom Clancy

Think Long Term. Create A Body Of Work. This is an excerpt from The Successful Author Mindset. Out now in ebook, print, workbook and audiobook formats by Joanna Penn. When we see stories in the media about a particular author who made it big, who seemed to come from nowhere, there are usually years of … Continue reading “An overnight success is 10 years in the making.” Tom Clancy