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margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Sep.17.2011
While my mother lay dying from breast cancer at the age of 47, she wrote a letter to her parents. Both of my maternal grandparents were extraordinary people. They were full-blooded Finnish and as my mother was their only daughter, they cherished and wisely guided her. My grandfather provided...
rina-macasaet's picture
Aug.13.2011
If this is what it takes for you to stumble and get right back on your feet. You have my permission to be angry with me.   I give you room to grow. A little scolding was necessary to remind you of your core values and priorities.   I will allow for time to pass in silence. The process to...
annette-talbert's picture
Jul.30.2011
This is my 100th blog post since beginning this project over a year ago. I haven't always been faithful. There were long pauses between thoughts, especially last fall-winter. I was kind of busy trying to stay afloat in the sea of confusion that defined my job most of the year.  So, this summer I...
joann-smith-ainsworth's picture
Jul.07.2011
If you’re like me, you’re a self-starter who plans each day and often gets work done faster than anticipated. Qualities that can drive those close to us mad, but necessary qualities for solitary authors. Still, there are those days when everything we touch seems to drop out of our fingers and...
jm-cornwell's picture
Jun.16.2011
There are problems with creating, mostly procrastination. With editing. With rewriting. With being bombarded by great ideas when I'm supposed to be focused on another book that needs to be finished. So, is it procrastination or avoidance or just good sense to come up with an idea for a series of...
jm-cornwell's picture
Jun.03.2011
One of the hardest tasks an author faces is sitting down in a chair to face the blank page. There is no doubt that after yesterday's announcement that V. S. Naipaul said that no woman could equal him as a writer because of sentimentality and female tosh, the task of facing the blank page got a bit...
michael-anthony's picture
Apr.06.2011
Discipline is one of the necessary tools to success in business and life.  One of the organizations that's best in teaching self-discipline is the miitary.  The following article contains techniques, based on the military's teachings, that can help any person build their self discipline.   ...
michael-anthony's picture
Apr.06.2011
The latest blog entry is a detail description on how to increase your self discipline.  Discipline is a very handy tool in the game of life, and to have success in life we need to know how to be disciplined and accomplish tasks.   http://masscasualties.com/2011/04/how-to-build-your-self-...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Dec.30.2010
I've been working on my second novel—or maybe my third; I have a first draft of a book finished, but the one I've been working on more often lately is a new story. At heart I think I'm avoiding the revision of the second book, but at the same time I also don't want to lose the thread of this one....
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Dec.29.2010
A mantra is a sound, syllable, or group of words which, when recited, are regarded as capable of producing spiritual transformation (or so says Wiki).  Actually, mantra is a word common in the eastern world and is itself made up of two words: man meaning "mind," and tra meaning "...