Tag Archives: inspiration

Writers Dreaming

            This is the writer’s journey, the deeper we dig into our characters, the more we are able to unmask monsters of our own.  Rock Me A cardboard cradle inhabits my character’s dream. Cardboard rockers, cardboard corners fitted by torn

Notes From VCFA

Someone is playing piano in the lounge next to my dorm room at VCFA. It’s raining and a great rush of water pours off the roof and sends cooling air in on the breeze, and the sounds weave through the open window until you can’t

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Insecurity v Humility

insecurity |ˌinsəˈkyo͝orədē| noun (pl. insecurities) 1 uncertainty or anxiety about oneself; lack of confidence: she had a deep sense of insecurity | he’s plagued with insecurities. humility |(h)yo͞oˈmilədē| noun a modest or low view of one’s own importance; humbleness. Most writers joke (is it a

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The art of feeling successful

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. -Winston Churchill Hi Writers, Recently, I posted my 100th newsletter. 100 Mondays in a row. I spent some time writing and thinking about success. And a lot of people wrote

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Lately I’ve been a little overwhelmed with the good news from other writers. Don’t get me wrong, I am super-thrilled to hear about their book deals, new agents, and launch days. I kid you not. I love seeing their success, how far they’ve come, and

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Writing Inspiration

What inspires your writing? Hints of spring waft in the air and birds sing, and I consider what inspires me in my writing. Walking in nature is one of my favorites. Other writers a big inspiration to me, so I asked several to share what