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 take …
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 …
If you go out in the woods today…. There are two things that I did after reading The Bear: A Novel by Claire Cameron. 1. Crossed camping off my list of things that I will ever do again. 2. Put my brand new tent, that I was once excited about, up for sale. This beautiful …
With the many choices of tablets on the market which tablet would I recommend to writers?  Simple.   iPad. Like this one; Apple iPad Air MD788LL/B (16GB, Wi-Fi, Silver). When you open the box everything is simple-. The cable to charge your device, simple. Can be plugged in either way. No need to fumble with which way …
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 …
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 …
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