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allan-james-cox's picture
What It Means To Be Self-Assured 1. You don’t make things happen as much as you let them happen. 2. Moderation and poise come with time, but you can start early. 3. You don’t just ask questions, as critical as that is, you also make statements negotiated between your head and heart. 4. Initiative...
nina-amir's picture
Have you ever gotten an idea for a book, essay, article, or blog post, and simply sat down and began writing? When the so-called "light bulb" turned on, and the flow of passion began coursing through your writer's veins, you knew you simply had to write about whatever subject was on your...
lydia-carter's picture
Really, what's in a name? I've sat back for years and watched women give unique names to their children and I never really knew the meaning behind any of them. But now, as I look back I am convinced that the name doesn't make the person, the person makes the name. I was born Lydia, and in the...
larry-schliessmann's picture
I looked down into a valley filled with stones. A light breeze rustled my hair, lifted odors of dried and freshly cut flowers to surround me with the mystery of their presence. I think life occasionally demands more than we feel have to give, filling us with doubt, stripping away encouragement...
mylene-dressler's picture
"My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word to make you hear, to make you feel--it is, before all, to make you see.  That--and no more, and it is everything."  --Joseph Conrad
mylene-dressler's picture
"Let's say you believe in the highest principles of art, and that you want your story to express some lofty idea--or even ideal.  This is all well and good.  You don't have to sacrifice high principles to be a good writer.  You do, however, have to get off your high horse and walk the ground...
joan-cartwright's picture
The question I have is what techniques do you use for REINVENTING YOUR ARTISTRY? I have been challenged in each new decade with reinventing myself. In my twenties, when I began performing for a fee, I utilized my youth and vitality and fulfilled my need to absorb the purpose of musical studies...
omar-tyree's picture
This week’s Business Question was sent in by Amy Jackson who resides in Oklahoma City: How do I find my Purpose /Passion?  Is it a feeling? Are there questions that I can ask myself to arrive at this conclusion? Omar Tyree Answers: That’s a very timely question, and I was asked one very similar to...
john-parker-oughton's picture
OK, why DO we write?I'm not discussing functional writing -- business memos, job applications, complaint letters, essays to get grades in school -- but creative, ruminative, why-the-hell-am-I-here writing?  This is the kind which one finds in large quantities on the web, although with varying...
mark-glamack's picture
Everybody has creative ideas and dreams. It's the courageous few, through their determination and perseverance who turn dreams into tangible realities, with sustainable consumer needs, and/or purposes in industry or the marketplace. Playing it safe and doing nothing usually ends with unfulfilled...