I’m a full-time believer in writing habits, pedestrian as it all may sound. You may be able to do without them if you have genius but most of us only have talent and this is simply something that has to be assisted all the time by physical and mental habits or it dries up and blows . . . → Read More: Commitments

Like butter

I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter, scraped over too much bread. – Bilbo Baggins (J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring)

Are you busy? I bet I know the answer. You’re not just busy, you’re crazybusy, aren’t you? It doesn’t matter what your job is, or how many kids you have, . . . → Read More: Like butter

Out of gas

Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work. Ralph Marston

I think I may have hit the wall or something. I am, suddenly, tired.  So tired, in fact, that putting up Christmas decorations seems like too much work today – very unlike me.

It’s not that I’ve . . . → Read More: Out of gas

Time Management

To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time. Leonard Berstein

I’m in the middle of a two week vacation – one week just back from exploring some of northeastern Nova Scotia & Cape Breton with two kids, my husband and a little hard-top trailer. The weather was fantastic – this . . . → Read More: Time Management

Going for the gusto

Zest. Gusto. How rarely one hears these words used. How rarely do we see people living, or for that matter, creating by them. Yet if I were asked to name the most important items in a writer’s make-up, the things that shape his material and rush him along the road to where he wants to go, . . . → Read More: Going for the gusto

No Prince Charming

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