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Writing through the blank spaces

Autumn has officially reared its head, sending summer running for the hills. Time for warm sweaters, hot drinks, and nights curled up by a roaring fire, spinning yarns worthy of goose bumps and endless retellings. Then why am I staring at an empty white screen? Ideas dance just outside the ring of glowing warmth, casting [...]

Writing through the blank spaces2016-10-02T01:04:19+00:00

Whatever it takes

Like many people around the world lately, I've been watching the Olympics. The pageantry, the power, and the dedication is always such an inspiration. One quick comment caught my attention. It was during a commercial, of all things, but don't ask me what they were advertising. US gymnast Simone Biles said she spends 300 days [...]

Whatever it takes2016-08-13T18:10:39+00:00

Communication: The lost art of including others in your thoughts

Have you ever had that moment when you thought, “Gee, did I say that out loud?” Sometimes it happens after you’ve made that rather vocal faux pas and all eyes in a room are pointed your direction as if you arrived naked. Other times, and these are the times I am referring to, are when [...]

Communication: The lost art of including others in your thoughts2016-06-06T04:32:23+00:00

One month into the life of a published author…

Well, one month ago, I sat before my laptop and watched as my dream became a reality. I had a published novel! Yup. After months of writing, years of vacillating, piles of rejects and scads of edits, my baby was now in the eyes of the world. So…now what? What was I expecting, a NY [...]

One month into the life of a published author…2016-01-25T07:39:39+00:00