Follow Your Excitement

When you decide to change your life, improve your world, or reclaim your dreams you will come to a time when you get really excited about something you consider ‘silly’ or ‘trivial’ — and in that moment, you have discovered magic. Think about it — how often do you get excited in the day-to-day?  NotContinue reading “Follow Your Excitement”

5 Ways to Love Yourself and Reveal Your Awesome

WARNING: A little extra language in the pictures of this post — because I was feeling passionate! In life there are two pulls — the urge to become more and the necessity of loving yourself as is.  I don’t believe these forces are incompatible but we too often tell our story as ‘I’m broken andContinue reading “5 Ways to Love Yourself and Reveal Your Awesome”

The Day You Woke Up

This is the day you woke up.  This is the day you realized you only have so many days left (even if it’s a lot, it’s still a finite number).  This is the day you decided the start living. Today you realized your talent and passion and vision are too beautiful to take to theContinue reading “The Day You Woke Up”

Awesome Day #7 — Meeting With the Mentor

Yow!!!  Yesterday (on day #7 of my 8 day ‘stay-cation’) I had arranged to meet well-known and respected writer.  I’ve never really gotten to talk to anyone on that level before, and by contacting them, I had brought myself into this whole new range of experience. I had been quite nervous before our meeting forContinue reading “Awesome Day #7 — Meeting With the Mentor”

How to Start Living the Life of Your Dreams Today

This is about to be a huge cop out because the answer to the question above is to remove the first two words from the title of this piece — there’s your answer.  But hopefully my explanation will be more satisfying. There’s a lot of dithering, planning, dreaming, whiteboard and index card use, and fantasizingContinue reading “How to Start Living the Life of Your Dreams Today”

Are You Selling What I’m Buying?

If you’re an author today (or any sort of entrepreneurial business person) this is truly a wonderful time to be alive.  The freedom and power given by the internet is unprecedented.  But for authors, all that power comes with great responsibility.  How to you make yourself heard, rise above the masses, and sell books withoutContinue reading “Are You Selling What I’m Buying?”

How To Become Beloved

Give it away — your time, your love, your heart Say the sweet things you usually only think Work hard Always be honest, even about the little things Keep your promises Help others achieve their dreams go the extra mile Don’t take your frustrations out on others Seek the things that make you make smile,Continue reading “How To Become Beloved”

The Post

Well, here it is — The Post.  Now, for my part I promise you it is the only one of its kind.  I’m not going to keep harping on this.  But I’m also going to speak very clearly and forcefully right now. This post is about stealing.  Specifically, illegal steaming and downloading. For the record, it’sContinue reading “The Post”

Higher Levels of Kinship and Inspiration

Today we have a special treat for you; a guest post by rising lit star Rob White!  I love Rob’s ‘The Pull’ series and he is a passionate contributor to the Athens Writers Association.  Enjoy! When I started writing back in 1994 I did so in my parents’ basement. I was a solitary kid despite havingContinue reading “Higher Levels of Kinship and Inspiration”

I Dare YOU to Walk the Goat Trail of Life

We’ve lost something, left something, along the old goat trails.  Allow me to explain — I am sitting here in a Starbucks, writing on my netbook, listening on my Beats Tour headphones to Giselle, act II no.15, Pas De Deux (I don’t usually listen to classical music but it seemed conducive to writing) — inContinue reading “I Dare YOU to Walk the Goat Trail of Life”