Encouragement, Faith, Inspiration, life lessons

How To Live Before You Die

  The last week was a blur. I attended the Association of Writing Professionals (AWP) 43rd conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center with three of my writing group sisters. The week of 'conferencing' was a good one, inspiring and fun, but when I say conference I mean a 12,000 peopled flow of writers, editors,… Continue reading How To Live Before You Die

Encouragement, Faith, Inspiration, Writing

Don’t Meltdown When You Feel Like Giving Up

Have you ever had months or weeks when you just want to throw up your hands and give up? One of those weeks when not much made sense, you asked 'why?' and the gloomy clouds outside matched your mood? Yeah, I had a month of those weeks in my writing life. But a great thing… Continue reading Don’t Meltdown When You Feel Like Giving Up

Encouragement, Writing

#Write Like No One’s Watching

The caveat to write like no one's watching is the same as this saying "Dance like nobody's watching." This advice of "Write like no one's watching," goes only so far as "Just don't publish your work before you revise and edit." Some words of encouragement for your writing week: Whatever you are passionate about do… Continue reading #Write Like No One’s Watching

Encouragement, Inspiration, Writing

Obituary and Passion

You know, the Greeks didn’t write obituaries. They only asked one question after a man died: “Did he have passion?” - Serendipity, the movie   Whether the Greeks wrote or didn't write obituaries isn't as important as the question. Passion is a zeal, a fervor, a barely controllable emotion towards a subject or person. Do… Continue reading Obituary and Passion