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No One Wants to Hear About Your Book

“So what have you been up to lately?”  I made eye contact with my hairdresser in the large mirror as she used a comb to section off my hair. I’m going to do it, I thought. I am going to be brave and tell her I wrote a book. “Well, I wrote a book,” I… Continue reading No One Wants to Hear About Your Book

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Books and Projects Updates

When the rain finally came, the smoky skies dissipated and I could breathe again. The flash flood brought with it clean air and a return to this new-normal life. For the past week, I’ve been so grateful to resume my daily walks and get back to this already messed up routine of mine.  Other things… Continue reading Books and Projects Updates

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The People of Oz

I am taking a creative writing class through the college where I am an advisor. It's been ages since I've partaken in poetry, it's just never been my style. But, right now, I'm really into it. Perhaps the state of the world is fueling a poetic undertone. I just wrote this, and I am proud.… Continue reading The People of Oz

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How to Fuel Your Creative Fire

As with any endeavor sometimes within creative work we find our pursuits have suddenly shifted from a raging fire of motivation down to dying embers at the bottom of an uninspired ashy pit. And though we can see that last flicker of glowing red among smoldering black, we walk away and let the remaining coal… Continue reading How to Fuel Your Creative Fire

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Actualizing My Status as an Author

I am an author. I am… …an author… In truth I am a writer who has published a handful of magazine, newspaper and website articles. I HAVE authored an entire 220 page novel, which is currently with a professional editor. (YAY!) The term author, however, is typically reserved as a distinguishing mark for one who has published a… Continue reading Actualizing My Status as an Author

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3 Ways to Boost Creativity when you Get Stuck

  As a creative person—a writer or an artist—you have within you a shiny metal toolbox. It's full of knowledge, wisdom and skills you've picked up while developing your craft. In my previous post, I discussed some of the mental and emotional blocks I built for myself over the years. It took, it seemed, forever… Continue reading 3 Ways to Boost Creativity when you Get Stuck

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Efron Block 9: Part 2

This is part 2 of my short story, Efron Block 9. Click here to read part 1. Part 2 Balastor slammed a tiny metal cup on the gritty counter.  “One more,” he grunted at the bartender. The robot’s wheels and gears whizzed and whirled as it rolled over to the tap.  “Don’t—you—think—you’ve—had—enough—sir?” It put its… Continue reading Efron Block 9: Part 2

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Negative Self Talk: 3 Lies I Told Myself & How I Finally Wrote My Book

Let’s talk about negative self talk. What epic stories do you tell yourself that are holding you back from creating at your highest potential? I told myself three whoppers and overcoming these lies took me ten years! Once I did the work, I could finally write my book. Here is my experience: It took me… Continue reading Negative Self Talk: 3 Lies I Told Myself & How I Finally Wrote My Book

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Yoga for Creatives: Hips and Internal Dialogue

Your internal dialogue can make or break your ability to create or create well. What lies do you tell yourself? Do you speak kindly to yourself or do you tear yourself down? In this practice, let me shower you with positive affirmations while we work on opening in the hips (By the way, we store… Continue reading Yoga for Creatives: Hips and Internal Dialogue