5 Reasons To Crush Today

It’s Friday, duh.  The last day of the work-week.  Good times ahead! (I talk like a pirate now). Today is always the only day we have.  Want to start or keep working out?  Want to start or keep working on your dream project?  Want to keep being productive?  There is only ever today to do

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Researching A Book

I don’t like it. I don’t care what other people say, how many authors tell you that research can be fun, how many people tell you that, “If you’re writing a book on a topic you love, the research should be interesting!” Research. Is. Not. For. Me.

FF – The Deceit of Ever After

The Deceit of Ever After “The savior of the realm? You really knew him?” The King’s small smile held those happy memories that had slipped unseen into sorrow, victims of time’s sad magic. “He saved my life. We rode together for years, on an epic quest to liberate the kingdom.” “What was he like?” A

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Microfiction – The Choice Is Ever Yours

The Choice Is Ever Yours Jessie should have left a long time ago. It was almost closing time in the cafe. Beyond the window, the black wings of night had fully unfurled, blanketing the neighborhood into shadowy obscurity. Half the coffee shop’s lights no longer buzzed with electricity, and the bitter smell of brewing grounds

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A Book Is A Dream

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hands.” – Neil Gaiman. The perfect way to kick off the week feeling inspired and full of wonder – words from Neil Gaiman never disappoint! Starting my Monday off with a lot of dreams and some good energy.  Early morning exercise -> Journaling -> Blog

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#1 NYT Bestseller > Super Bowl

Okay, hear me out. As I spend this Sunday preparing – along with 100 million other people – to watch the 2020 NFL Super Bowl, all the newscasts are celebrating how hard the coaches, staff, and players have worked to get to this point.  The years of sacrifice and practice, the day-in day-out commitment to

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Microfiction – An Undeserved Hand

An Undeserved Hand The worst part about the pain, then, was knowing that it wouldn’t end anytime soon. Harold stared hard at his front door from where he lay on the asphalt.  Tiny streaks of flame, white hot, shot up and down his back from his left hip.  His mailbox towered overhead, uncaring, its contents

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Start Here – Character or Plot

Ah yes, the age old chicken or egg debate.  Which came first? It’s among my favorite arguments, one that people like to cite as a conundrum with no clear answer, even though there is a very clear answer that we all agree upon but are too lazy to remember. (Hint: It’s the egg, laid by

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For The Love Of Reading – A Free Verse Poem

Read and Write to live a thousand lives, wishing you could be in a bit of each,   never to realize that yours is more marvelous than any other, unjustly, harshly judged, for being a lonesome, single experience, which could – of course – never compare to the miracle of infinite possibilities,   though it

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My 6 Favorite Quotes About Creativity

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” – Albert Einstein “You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use the more you have.” – Maya Angelou “The creative adult is the child who survived.” – Ursula Leguin “Don’t think.  Thinking is the enemy of creativity.  It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy.  You can’t try to

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