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It’s NaNoWriMo. We are writing 1,600 words (give or take), a day.  We are drinking too much of whatever we said we’d never drink again. We are either slamming or stuck.

NaNoWriMo logoIn the spirit of time, writing and not bothering to be original at all, here are some inspirational quotes to help you along on your writing path.  The most important feature, is they are short.

From Charles Bukowski’s poem:  So You Want to Be A Writer.

unless it comes out of
your soul like a rocket,
unless being still would
drive you to madness or
suicide or murder,
don’t Read more

The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business ReviewTIME, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013), which has been translated into Russian, Chinese, Arabic, French, Polish, and Thai. Her most recent book, Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It, was released … Read more

I love  blogs and articles that purport to be surprised that women are funny.  The new humorists!  How astonishing, women are funny!

Women have always been funny.  Better news,  American Women humorists have always, from the minute they reluctantly arrived on the east coast shores, earned a living being funny.  Funny women are not new, Since the first  English man  convinced his  wife or mistress to follow him to the new world, that wife and girlfriendwas compelled to commented on the experience. It was not complimentary.

women Humorists, history

Clowning around in Paris

In their work, American women employed the classic American humor … Read more

It’s my birthday week and my rule for birthdays is to:

  • Not work
  • Celebrate
  • Add in my husband’s understanding that this day is considered a High Holiday and we have the ground work for a perfect day.
Oysters on Tamales Bay - perfect Birthday Afternoon!

Oysters on Tamales Bay – perfect Birthday Afternoon!

In honor of my birthday – I have a writing prompt for you.

What is your idea of a perfect day?

  • Where do you wake up?
  • Where are you?
  • Who are you with?
  • What do you do first, second or third?

Think about what you love most to do, can you do it sooner rather … Read more

The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest:  Rachel Nabors

Rachel Nabors

We were intrigued by our guest, Rachel Nabor’s blog post, Don’t do what you Love.

Here is some of that post, originally shared on Medium:

I don’t like advice like “Do what you love and the money will follow.” Not because it isn’t true, but because it’s a monkey’s paw: it’s true under the right circumstances with the right people, and for everyone else, it’s just bad advice.

I used to make comics for a living (these comics, right here), and I gave out similar advice and professed similar goals: … Read more

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