What the world asks of you is courage

Write everyday. Line by line. Page by page. Hour by hour. Do this despite fear. For above all else, beyond imagination and skill, what the world asks of you is courage. Courage to risk rejection, ridicule and failure. As you follow the quest for stories told with meaning and beauty, study thoughtfully, but write boldly. […]

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The Writer’s Integrity Belt

The other day medieval chastity belts came to mind–not sure whether they were fact or fiction–but the concept inspired me as something writers could adapt for their own purposes. Not to stay chaste, but to keep from constantly getting up to attend to urgent but less important tasks–the ones that all come to mind when […]

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Hello, page fright

The fact that any blog finally launches, however feebly, after several years of pondering it and putting it off, is a testament that even the most deep-seated resistance can be overcome. But, oh, the crazy-making in the process! An empty blog, theme freshly uploaded, is just as frightening as any blank page or canvas. It […]

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