Category Archives: encouragement

Regain the Passion

Has this ever happened to you? You’re half-way through a short story revision, or the rough draft of your novel, or the research for a biography—and without warning, you lose your desire for the project. The passion evaporates. You feel … Continue reading

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Nourish Your Writer’s Soul with Spontaneous Combustion

For the past month, I have been choosing what Nancy Butts calls “activities that nourish your writer’s soul” (from Spontaneous Combustion: A Writer’s Primer for Creative Revival by Nancy.) In fact, one of the activities I do each day, before I … Continue reading

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What’s New on the Web?

I know by now that you’re up to your eyeballs in shopping, wrapping, school programs, addressing Christmas cards, decorating, and the like. However, you need to take periodic breaks. And this weekend when you do, check out the articles below … Continue reading

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Finding–and Maintaining–Passion for Your Writing

“Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality…Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” ~~Ralph … Continue reading

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Wounds from the Game

During the 1988 Jamboree encampment of 32,000 Boy Scouts, one troop (38 Scouts) led the entire Jamboree in cuts treated at the medical tent. The huge number of nicks from busy knives sounded negative until someone toured the camp and … Continue reading

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