Can You Be Nice AND Competent?

Can You Be Nice AND Competent?

Who likes being put in a box? I don’t. Nobody puts Baby in a box! OK, the actual movie quote says “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” but I wouldn’t want to be in a box either. Boxed in is perhaps even worse than cornered in. At least you can watch...
Ten Commandments to Take Command of Your Story

Ten Commandments to Take Command of Your Story

Wouldn’t it be nice if someone would give us the guidelines to skip the hard stuff and get right to the GREAT story ending? Happily Ever After awaits! Why does it take so long to get there? This isn’t that list. Apologies to my readers who were hoping for...
How to Write 100 Blog Posts

How to Write 100 Blog Posts

Two years ago, in the depths of what I didn’t recognize then as a dangerous case of burn-out, I had this crazy image. I pictured my busy, exhausted self falling on the sidewalk and cracking open, only to find dozens… hundreds… thousands of words...