“The world was shocked to learn I wrote a bestseller at 66. No matter how long you live, you have stories to tell. What else is there to do but head off on the Conestoga wagon of the soul?” – Pulitzer Prize winning author Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes When people tell me they wonder if it’s too late to pursue… Read more →
After organizing, emceeing and speaking at writers conferences for more than twenty years and publishing 8 books with a variety of publishers, my #1 lesson is this … IDEAS IN YOUR HEAD HELP NO ONE. Yet many people start their projects only to abandon them because doubts creep in. Who am I to write a book? Is this any good?… Read more →
I laughed out loud at the irony of reading this quote online – “Being a good writer is 20% hard work and 80% not getting distracted by the Internet” – while I was supposed to be working on my book. Thanks for calling me out, Internet. These days, the key to being a good ANYTHING is 20% paying attention to… Read more →
Have you been working on a project for a long time – and it’s not better, it’s just different? Chances are you’re second-guessing yourself … and the critical voice kills the creative voice. Or, chances are you’re trying to get it perfect. It will never be perfect. Our bestselling authors at the Maui Writers Conference didn’t agree about much (one… Read more →
I understand the phrase “lost in thought,” but it’s more accurate to say I am “FOUND in thought.” Some of the most deeply satisfying, connected, creatively productive moments of my life are when I’m thinking, musing, observing, appreciating and writing. How about you?