Exercise as Muse: Writing Wednesday

Muse: (noun): a source of inspiration In Jim Scott Bell’s excellent and easily readable book, The Art of War for Writers, he talks about his new-found way of coping with a sedentary profession (writing). He says, “I bought a treadmill. It sits right here in my office, and it’s my new best friend.” After heContinue reading “Exercise as Muse: Writing Wednesday”

Writing Wednesday: How to Make Time to Write

“Serious writers write, inspired or not. Over time they discover that routine is a better friend to them than inspiration.” -Ralph Keyes “The scariest moment is always just before you start.” — Stephen King , On Writing About seven years ago, I attended my first big writers conference. I remember being so very overwhelmed, asContinue reading “Writing Wednesday: How to Make Time to Write”

Reading: An Essential Bridge to Personal Growth

Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development … a platform for democratization … for everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right … Literacy is, finally, theContinue reading “Reading: An Essential Bridge to Personal Growth”

How to Write and Finish Your Novel in 2010

“Everything you ever wanted – personally and professionally – is 2 or 3 steps beyond your comfort zone.” -Andy Andrews Everyone has a story to tell. I believe that. So, based on that belief, I’m writing to encourage you to tell your story. With today being near the end of March, I’m laying out aContinue reading “How to Write and Finish Your Novel in 2010”

How to Write and Finish Your Own Novel in 2009

Everyone has a story to tell. I believe that. So, based on that belief, I’m writing to encourage you to tell your story. With today being near the end of February, I’m laying out a plan to help you figure out how to write and finish your very own novel by the end of 2009,Continue reading “How to Write and Finish Your Own Novel in 2009”