Tag : Writing

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  take one step at a time In my last post on positive thinking, I described a mental exercise to help rid those plagued with negative thoughts with more useful, positive ones. The process of relaxation techniques and mental imagery demands great effort, will power, and practice, before results are attained.  The key is to …
I’ve never been a follower of Oprah. The occasional moment flits on t.v. or the must watch YouTube clip. The “You get a car” moments or Tom Cruise leaping up on a couch confessing his love for Katie Holmes. But the ever present nudge in the media to read one of her book club picks …
I am writing my first book review for the world to see.My normal reviews are oral and intended for a one on one audience. My dialogue, mannerisms and excitement level (or lack there of if I didn’t care for the title) is all tailor fit to the person that I am speaking to. Now I’m …
Wouldn’t we all like to have a blog that impacts peoples’ lives.  We’d love to write ‘THE’ book that changes the game around, and makes us into something more.  Except we have to contend with the rat-race, and nobody really cares about us. To others, we are just another blogger, or just another writer who …
Writing quotes are everywhere. Some people want them because it gives them some sort of perspective on their own writing journey. For others, it is about the need to feel a sense of belonging to the writer whom they admire, but they can’t get the one-on-one time they want. A new writer needs support as …
Here are some lighter non-fiction reads… Bill Bryson’s One Summer, which describes the outstanding events of the summer of the year 1927. Very America-centric, but entertaining never-the-less.  Always well written, always something to learn when it comes to Bryson. Simon Winchester’s The Men who United the States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics…A really enlightening study on …
What I found to be a really good read of fiction is Sophie’s World,  a novel by Jostein Gaarder. It was written in 1991 and translated from its original Norwegian.  The paperback was published in 2007, and a hardcover edition in 2010. The story combines a mystery with lessons on philosophy. The protagonists are a …
Writing is a rather lonely process. It’s also, along with being human, one of the most hope-shattering careers a person can choose.  All the self-help books in the world won’t help a writer find their groove when it becomes lost.  It’s hard for a writer to ‘give up’ but it’s harder to continue if you’re …
A Rose by Any Other Name by Judy Croome Walking into a grocery store to buy some butter, we go straight to the aisle marked ‘Dairy’, choose the brand we prefer and head to the till to pay for it. Imagine how difficult shopping would be if we couldn’t name the item we wanted. Shop …
Why it is so hard to self-publish and earn money on a book?  I’ve heard so many numbers, I’m not sure what to think. This is one of the reader questions submitted for this month.  It seems like a simple question, because it seems to some it is hard making money self-publishing a book. It’s …
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