In Celebration of the Defiant Dreamer

My younger son sometimes got into trouble at school. Well, both my sons did. They were boys, right? (Not to sound too sexist, but does anyone really want to dispute the MUCH longer list of boy names on the kindergarten board on any given day as against the...

The Third (and sometimes surprising) Path to Publishing

Most of my clients and students I teach are very aware of the two, well-known paths to publishing: commercial or mainstream publishing and self-publishing. Most aspire to the commercial or mainstream path and some realize that the self-publishing route is the more...

Confidence is an Inside Job

                I just finished up a telesummit–a virtual conference–called “How to Own Your Creative Energy, Write a Book, and Transform the World.” I’ve attended a lot of these events over the...

The Art of Hope: Part III

Why Your Writing Hopes Aren’t Nearly Expansive Enough Click here to read Part I and click here to read Part II of The Art of Hope series. If you’ve been alive for a while, you’ve probably learned that those youthful high hopes are completely unrealistic. Who are you...

The Art of Hope: Part II

“It Takes Courage Not to Be Discouraged” Click here to read Part I and click here to read Part III of The Art of Hope series. Once you decide that despair about writing your book isn’t an option—far, far easier said than done, but you can make the...

The Art of Hope: Part I

How Not to Give in to Despair about Your Book Click here to read Part II and click here for Part III of The Art of Hope series. My Irish family is historically given to despair. Sometimes they were the life of the party—until hope ran out. Then they were—well, not the...

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