Be generous with your gifts so others may benefit from them. Artwork courtesy of Beth Mende Conny ©2015 (My Creativity Card art)
Opposites help us better understand the world. Without day, we would not know night. Ditto for up/down, in/out, left/right. Each defines the other. Not so fear and courage.
All writers are law breakers. To heck with rules.
Here’s a recap of some great Web links I’ve posted on Facebook. New ones go up every Thursday, so “Like” Write Directions. And don’t forget to subscribe to Write Directions’ monthly newsletter, which also lists resources for writers, in addition to original articles, publishing info, inspirational quotations, etc. Report accurate medical facts Do you need facts or stats on medical conditions for your writing project? This CDC website is a great resource for that. […]
Are you imprisoning your writing in a tomorrow that never comes? Build your happiness.
What value do you put on your time, your talent, your dreams? What are you willing to do to raise your price?
I’m often asked what it’s like to be a writer — how I spend my days, how I experience the world. And so I will be sharing occasional essays from the front lines of my writing life. Enjoy! After 23 years of wind and ants brazenly entering our home, Joe and I decide to replace the back door. We make the long-awaited decision over breakfast and map out the route we will take around Frederick […]
Don’t give anyone—editors, publishers, critics, even readers—power over you. Reclaim what is by right yours.
Neurons are the building blocks of our nervous system. We have 100 billion of them and their job is to transmit information. New information, new pathways. New pathways, increased ability to learn, adapt and remember. Scientists once believed this building process occurred only in infancy. They now know it occurs at all stages of life. The most important stage? From my perspective: now.
So what if your book, article or play takes long to write? Speed doesn’t guarantee quality; nor does it guarantee completion.