Writers Soar Together

There are many benefits of being part of a writing community. One important reward is the sense of belonging. You find yourself among others who care about the same things you care about, speak your language, and understand your victories and defeats. Birds of a...

Why Your Emails are Cringe-worthy

Remember learning that “business” letters were to have a different format for the top area’s TO and FROM names and addresses? A personal letter had a different look and you needed to know the appropriate carriage returns and tabs. (What the heck is a carriage return?...

You Lived to Tell It

Have you reflected on the timeline of the life you’ve lived so far?  A writing workshop I led in Sarasota, Florida, years ago, was titled, “You Lived to Tell It.” Most of the participants were not there to create an article or essay to have published, nor to start a...

The Feeding of the Muse

Ray Bradbury (one of the greatest American authors of all time) acknowledges that The Muse is not a fictional fleeting goddess dressed in ferns as delicate as her hand in helping in the creative endeavors of any mere mortal. A person’s Muse is real as rain and should...

Reading = Longer Life and a Sharper Mind

“Book readers experienced a 20% reduction in risk of mortality over the 12 years of follow up compared to non-book readers…findings suggest that the benefits of reading books include a longer life in which to read them.”* Reading is an activity that has been...

Review, Rinse, Repeat

Don’t think of yourself as “a writer?” You may not have to spend your whole day word-smithing, but you do sometimes need to write things that others read: a follow-up email to a prospective client; your brand-building blog; answers to questions for a magazine...

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