Few people recognize the symbolic value of the blank slate, the clean page, more than writers. Whether looking at our characters, our projects, or the actual blank page in front of us, we know that possibility is a magic few recognize in all its potency. The idea of ‘New Year’s goals’ has acquired a cynical sheenContinue reading “What Will You Do With This Year?”
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What’s Your ’10’ Career?
Just a couple of days ago I sat down to make a business plan while waiting in a Chinese restaurant for my takeout order to cook (tip: if you can’t figure out a surefire plan for your business in ten minutes, then why bother? 😉 The only thing I had time to do was make aContinue reading “What’s Your ’10’ Career?”
The Audacity of Fantasy; or Why I Still Fall in Love
I am in love again. It’s only the fifth time in my life. It is with a person I don’t really know, I only know of. It’s not a celebrity (though no shame if you are — they’re probably someone who’s worked hard to achieve their dreams and entertain others) — he’s just someone I’ve talkedContinue reading “The Audacity of Fantasy; or Why I Still Fall in Love”
A History of a Writer
I’ve been making up stories for as long as I can remember and, as I’m turning 35 in a few months, it looks like the odds are good I’ll be telling them for the rest of my life (not just gonna yell ‘That’s it! I’m done!’ as I blow out my birthday candles). But howContinue reading “A History of a Writer”
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”
Who’s Inspiring You Right Now?
As I get excited about the year ahead and living the life of my dreams I was thinking about the quote — And that got me thinking, which five people in my life are doing what I want to do more of? i.e. who’s inspiring you right now? So, without further ado, here are theContinue reading “Who’s Inspiring You Right Now?”
How to Make February the New January
“Get your hero up a tree, throw stones at him, then get him down.” — old saying in playwriting So, a month ago, I was real excited. And then what happened? Life. Those who know me know I haven’t been myself lately. I have been quiet and tired. Since January, my sister and I have hadContinue reading “How to Make February the New January”
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?”
49 Days (and ways) To Be Amazing By New Year’s
Spend half as much on Christmas this year Give twice as much to Charity Start that blog Get a ‘walking buddy’ and walk three times a week Make a party plan, and only go (and eat and drink) when you really want to Start your novel Write a love letter to yourself Go to aContinue reading “49 Days (and ways) To Be Amazing By New Year’s”
Grab a Little Magic For Yourself
Last night my sister Sarah and I saw Frank Turner in Atlanta and he was AMAZING! Frank has been a huge influence on my journey to live the life of my dreams. Sarah first heard an interview with Frank on NPR a few years ago and we’ve been addicted ever since. ‘I Still Believe’ hasContinue reading “Grab a Little Magic For Yourself”