Monthly Archives: May 2013

Distractions- Work Your Distractions

Some distractions are things we can easily ignore, but some distract us because they’re fun or delicious or appealing. Some distractions seduce us because, even though we want to write, at the time they may sound like more fun than sitting down and trying to finish the next chapter.

So, let’s make use of that…

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Fifteen Books That Were Originally Self Published

There’s traditional publishing and there’s self-publishing. Both paths have their pluses and minuses. One thing you’ll hear is that, if you want your writing to be respected and have the potential to go far, you need to go the traditional … Continue reading

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Cry Havoc! and Let Slip the Dogs of War(and Fun)- at the Robin Hood Springtime Festival

That’s two weekends gone and only one more to go at this year’s Robin Hood Springtime Festival from May 18- June 2 at 111 Lovers Lane in Guilford, Ct – and this one is going to be a grand one.

It’s Pet Weekend at the faire, and all of the cool cats and dogs will be there with their owners, shopping, catching a show or two and enjoying all of the fun of a festival in medieval England.

As if that were not enough, the faire welcomes Empty Hats and Merry Mischief , two musical groups that will get your toes tapping, and the Neville Company, a historical re-enactment of life on a 15th century battlefield. That’s in addition to the talents of the Iron Hill Vagabonds, Hopeless Romantics, the sword swallowing Jamie Fox, the indescribable Gabriel Q and a host of other entertainment

Not to mention Robin Hood and his merry men.

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Writing and Living, per Thoreau (Inspiration)

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”

Henry David Thoreau
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Got a Pen?…

I’m a writer and I’ve been one for quite a long time. Because of this, I always have one or more pens with me and something to write on (‘Cause you never know when inspiration will strike, and you’ll need to make some notes or actually write something on the fly…)

I usually have a pen or two in my pocket, several in my purse and several more in the oversized knapsack that serves as my overflow purse.

It was therefore startling the other day to be out and about, reach for a pen and be unable to find one….

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Distractions – First Things First

In the previous article on distractions (May 3 “Distractions- Know Your Distractions.”), we talked about identifying what distracts you as the first step in dealing with what’s keeping you from writing. Many fine people start out meaning to write, but get distracted by the many other things, people and experiences that fill the world around them.

They get distracted and they never quite get to actually writing. Does that sound like your experience?
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Romance Is In the Air at the Robin Hood Springtime Festival

Everybody needs a little romance in their lives- so let me invite you to experience the romance of the Middle Ages this weekend at the Robin Hood Springtime Festival.

It’s the second of three splendid weekends of the Robin Hood Springtime Festival from May 18- June 2 at 111 Lovers Lane in Guilford, Ct. Every weekend is full of the adventures of Robin Hood, music and dancing and fun, great entertainers, and amazing shopping with one of a kind products and services that you can’t find any where else…

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The Very Best Advice, per Chesterton (Inspiration)

“I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.”

G. K. Chesterton
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The Celts Aren’t Coming! (but there’s lots of other cool things happening) at the Robin Hood Springtime Festival (Time Sensitive)

A Highland invasion was rumored for the opening weekend of the Robin Hood Springtime festival, but alas, that is not to be.

Darn it! I love a man in a kilt (its my husband, but that’s another story..)

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Be Prepared (Writing Quick Tip)

Writing doesn’t always happen when you plan on it.

Writing doesn’t always happen where you plan on it.

So take a tip from a certain international organization and be prepared.
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