Why Being Bored is Best for Creativity

The best way to be more creative may include adding a little boredom to your day. Creativity is the opposite of boredom and seems counterproductive, right? Everyone wants to create something new whether it's for your brand, product, or in your plain old thought process which can easily become a loop like TV news station.... Continue Reading →

When Euripides Interrupts Wild Daydreams

I’m not sure what happens in other people’s heads, but I tend to overshare what happens in mine. It wasn’t long ago that the words, “Think BIG!” popped into my brain interrupting thoughts of blogging and book writing. Well, it happened again. While I washed dishes one morning, my mind wandered to thoughts about my... Continue Reading →

Traditional vs. Self-Publishing Blew Up Facebook

My Facebook page blew up with comments after I shared an article written for The Guardian by Ros Barber entitled, “For me traditional publishing means poverty, but self-publishing? No way.” Whoa! She believes that making a living as a writer is almost impossible when being traditionally published since authors receive such a low percentage on... Continue Reading →

NEWS From The Pike’s Peak Writer’s Conference

I attended my fourth writer's conference. Although they are similar in format, this one always stands out in friendliness and inclusivity. A positive energy source emanates throughout the Colorado Spring's Marriott. It must be built upon a special kind of bedrock. Agents, editors, and best-selling authors are willing to have conversations with people like me;... Continue Reading →

Hitting the Halfway Point

When I wrote my 25, 000th word for National Novel Writing Month, it reminded me of swimming through the Boulder Reservoir to touch the ice during the Polar Plunge on New Year’s Day. They’re both a sink or swim venture.  It got tough when I could barely touch the bottom. My legs and arms grew... Continue Reading →

Seven Ways to Thrill Me!

How long has it been since you read a real page-turner? A while? Yeah. Me too. I think that’s why I love watching thrillers. They are the ultimate in creating and sustaining suspense. Talk about tight writing. They race ahead with twisted turns in a world where you’re hooked into finding out what happens to... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑