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My Writing Process Blog Tour

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I’ve been passed the writing torch, by the funny and talented Lisa L. Kirchner. Just click on her name right there and see her response to the blog tour Q & A. And now, here are mine: What am I working on? I am (still) working on a novel. Or should I say The Novel (more on that later). In the book, the protagonist is a teenage girl whose brother died in a drunk driving accident. She feels very much alone as her parents are also destroyed by this loss. As a way to cope, she morphs into her brothers … Continue reading

What is Creative Energy?

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Energy is everything. Energy is powerful. Energy cannot be destroyed, only transformed. It is what creates life and matter, and it can also, in the case of a bomb or a bullet, annihilate. You are made up and by energy as well. You know how one person can light up a whole room, while another has the opposite affect and everyone feels a little worse, or uncomfortable? That ineffable quality that we notice, but barely, that is our energy. We are broadcasting our limiting beliefs or judgments whether we want to or not. On some level, most people really do … Continue reading

Quickie Quiz: Are You Avoiding Your Dream?

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Last week we talked about avoiding working on your creative project, while telling yourself that it would happen one day. Here’s a quick quiz to help you see your own deception: Try to be as honest as possible. (This will be especially tricky if you have been lying to yourself) Have you ever told yourself that watching the next season of House of Cards in it’s entirety is really ok because it’s a really good show and hell, it might help your writing/art? Yes No Have you been working on the same project for so long that you secretly hope … Continue reading

“The World is Round People!”

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Watching the Oscars this week, there were a few speeches that stood out. For me, these tended to be the ones that stretched out beyond the basic “thank yous”. One of these was Cate Blanchett, specifically when she said: “To those of us in the industry still foolishly clinging to the idea that films with women at the center are ‘niche’ experiences. They are not. Audiences want to see them, and in fact they earn money. The world is round people!” Cate was asking Hollywood to bust the status quo. There was a time when people believed the world was … Continue reading