Monthly Archives: March 2013

Last Call- Camp NaNoWriMo Opens on Monday (Time Sensitive)

Just a last reminder- Camp NaNoWrimo opens on Monday. And the novelists are straining at the bit… NaNoWriMo is the oppurtunity to write a 50 thousand word first draft novel in 30 days. Originally held only in November, it’s now … Continue reading

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Help With My Homework

Have I learned something? Then the day has not been wasted…

To keep growing and improving and living, we need to keep learning- and learning is one of my favorite things to do. Right now, one of the things I’m learning is how to satge a virtual book tour- to do a book tour without having to drop everything and travel all over the place. (While travel’s great, the “drop everything” thing won’t work for me at the moment, and a way that I can expose more people to my writing while still in my jammies sounds pretty workable to me …)

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Five Minute Meditation (a podcast)

Meditation can fit right into your life, whatsoever your life happens to be. Meditation can adapt to who you are and what you’re about. And meditation can make your life better.

You don’t have to spend hours meditating to have a positive effect on your health and well-being in body, mind and spirit. You can get good results from as little as five minutes at a time

You heard me right. Five minutes.

And we’re gonna tell you how…

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The Fifty Yard Stare (Writing Quick Tip)

Ever get yourself on a rush of writing, only to find that your eyes hurt at the end from staring at the screen?…

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Writing, per Renaud (Inspiration)

“Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.”

Jules Renard
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Palmistry and People (a podcast on the way)

Slightly under two weeks from tonight, on Wednesday night (4/3/13), I’ll be appearing from 8-9 pm on the New Normal with Tchipakkan on

It’s another palmistry show, and this one’s about things in the palm that will give you insight into the people around you, whether its in work, friendship or love.

Learn something practical you can use right away…

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Habla espanol?

I’ve recently started a new day job and many of my clients speak little or no English. I’ve got a translation service I can reach by phone, but it’s making very aware of how much I use words to make a connection with people, explain what we’re trying to accomplish and just interact with people in general.

And that’s making me value my words even more…

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This Saturday, Waking or Re-Awaking Your Own Natural Creativity (a Fairfield County Writer’s Group “play –shop”) (Time Sensitive)

It’s time to get your Muse on…

This Saturday on March 23, I’ll be teaching a workshop on creativity for writers and other creative people from 2-6 pm at La Quinta Inn, 116 Newtown Rd, Danbury, Ct….
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“Pants” or Plan

You may have noticed that the inspiration quote on 3/11 talked about how it’s good to have a plan when you set out to write and yesterday’s quote says its good to ignore your plan.

So which is it?

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Outlines, per Nix (Inspiration)

“For all my longer works, for example novels, I write chapter outlines so I can have the pleasure of departing from them later on.”

Garth Nix

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