Card Deck for Writers

If you’ve known me awhile, you already know I consider myself more of a teacher than a writer. My masters degree project 25 years ago was on teaching writing, and I’ve taught teachers and writers of all ages ever since. And when I discovered I could teach adults the same way I taught kids, we all learned more and had a much better time! For years, one of my teaching tools has been a...
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Thankful

Thankful. That’s the name of the song I sang at a Thanksgiving service last night with my husband. I have a music degree, but he’s the accomplished musician with the creamy full baritone voice that makes people swoon (he hates it when I say things like that, especially in print). And I’m thankful. Thankful that I get to sing with him. Thankful to have him in my life. And after...
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Making Your Creative Mark

If you’re a client of mine, or a creative friend, you’ve heard me talk about Eric Maisel. He’s the guy who started this whole crazy amazing creativity coaching gig. I’ve read and recommended books of his in the past, and this is another one you might want to see… In this book, Maisel turns his decades of coaching, teaching, and creating into nine keys to help people...
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Take a Risk! Step Up! Be Creative…

We all want to belong, to fit in, to find our place. Sometimes this means leaving our comfort zone. Taking a risk. Stepping up… This little guy left the safety of his mom’s side, and posed, frozen in place, as she wondered for a moment what had happened to him. Sometimes our creative acts get that response. We jump, bewildering those around us, until they’re able to see the big...
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New Year’s Resolutions: Warm wishes for my creative friends!

For a couple of decades now, we’ve written our resolutions in the sand at local beaches during low tide. The premise is simple. As the tide comes in, our resolutions are either carried off to the Universe to become reality, or there’s no sign left of them, relieving us of any guilt or accountability. Either way works for us! However, this year, before writing my own (actually, these...
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