Ray Bradbury on Books and Writing

One of my favorite quotes from an awesome author: “You must write every single day of your life…You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads…may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out […]

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On Not Being Too Tied to Desired Outcomes

We can’t be too tied to desired outcomes. As writers, we of all people should understand the need for plot twists. Here’s an awesome reminder that the adventure’s probably the better thing to savor! Even though we would not turn down the whole getting what want thing… “I saw the world. I learnt of new cultures. […]

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Managing Creative Worry

What could a writer possibly be worried about, right?! Most creatives have scads of concerns and insecurities to worry over. In fact, I think that’s a major reason I put off writing as long as I did. “I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” – Mark Twain Here are some creative worries I’ve had […]

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The Power of Ridiculous Goals

Last week, I woke up entirely overwhelmed about my writing to-do list and decided to follow my latest productivity weapon: Fighting Ridiculousness with Some Ridiculousness of My Own . It’s something I’ve gravitated to before, but abandoned in the name of ‘setting achievable, measurable goals’ like many sources tell us to do. As we should. Sometimes. Results? Half […]

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A Nugget for the Beslogged and Without Vision, from Proverbs

“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Proverbs 29:18 For some reason this proverb always runs through my mind when my motivation gets sloggish. At first, it bugged me that I thought of this proverb when beslogged. Because everyone knows vision gets you aligned with your goals […]

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