Shush! Writing!!!

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” ~ Rumi It’s too late to back away from this memoir now. I’ve started this final rewrite. I’ve peeled apart my old drafts and stuck sticky notes all over them. I’ve crossed out whole sections, entire chapters. On some pages I’ve simply […]

Humble Thank-Yous

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” ~ Elbert Hubbard Hey, Lovelies. I just wanted to thank you for the outpouring of support and love that you showed me yesterday when I updated you on why I’ve been so stuck with my memoir. Not long after I posted my […]

Book and Course Creation Boot Camp – NOW OPEN!

“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” ~ Albert Einstein   Do you want to write a book*, create a course, build an author or brand platform and generate content or blog posts? (*Non-fiction books will work well, you could even be working on a fiction project and author platform but this is NOT […]

Up Late, Writing

“Listen. I will lose myself if it means I can find you.”  ~ Alaska Gold   I didn’t mean to do it. I meant to open up one folder, to check one fact, on one page, and to add one small note that was in danger of being forgotten if I didn’t immediately write it down. […]

Sometimes You Need Right Timing

“Sometimes my successes come quickly and at other times they are terribly slow to arrive. It is not my place to determine the speed at which they arrive or if they arrive at all. My place is to keep forging ahead no matter what.”  ~ Craig D. Lounsbrough If you follow my blog you’ll know that […]

This Blog Post Is Very Short

“There are days when I lose track of time, of place, of everything else, because I’ve been transported to another universe.” ~ Susan Isaacs   I sat down to write my blog post, and then, just for a moment, I opened up the document where I am editing my memoir instead. Three hours later I […]

Chop Wood, Carry Water, then Surf the Net!

“Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” ~ Zen Buddhism quote “When hungry, eat your rice; when tired close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean.” ~ Zen Buddhism quote   It has been a frustrating week. Due to a faulty landline I’ve […]

A Life Examined – On Memoir Writing

“Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.” ~ Charles Dickens, David Copperfield “From the ages of 8-18, me and my family moved around a lot. Mostly we would just stretch, but occasionally one of us […]

Home In My Own Bed!

“I live in my own little world. But it’s ok, they know me here.” ~ Lauren Myracle   There is something so sweet and good about sleeping in your own bed after a long time away. It’s a little crowded just now though. Harry and Bert refuse to leave my side. Not that I’m complaining. […]

What Else Can You See?

“To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.” ~ Marilyn Vos Savant   A wise and talented memoirist and creative writing teacher, Beth Kephart, has her students do an exercise where they go out into the world and take ten photographs. The students know they are going to come back […]

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