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jill-jepson's picture
Jul.15.2013
I am not going to whitewash failure. It not only feels awful, in large doses, it can be debilitating. It can make you feel worthless and depleted. It can send a talented person off course—or even stop them completely. But, as most writers know, failure has hidden benefits. One thing that can help...
jill-jepson's picture
Jul.02.2013
No matter what fans of The Secret might want to believe, thoughts don’t send vibrations into the air that affect the shape of reality. But they do have power: They influence the way we feel, how we see the world, the actions we take, and how we respond to people and events. Limiting,...
dale-estey's picture
Jun.23.2013
Although - when all is considered - one writer's failure is another writer's envy. [DE] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Falling short: seven writers reflect on failure Diana Athill, Margaret Atwood, Julian Barnes, Anne Enright, Howard Jacobson, Will Self and Lionel Shriver reflect on their own...
mark-j-janssen's picture
Jun.08.2013
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sherrie-theriault's picture
Apr.26.2013
  April 26     Imperturbable       Perfectionism is a cover, a blanket of lead; hard to move and rich with poison.  What it tries to hide is my unwillingness to struggle and strive.  It’s not a fear of failure, but the horror of success after a long hot...
gary-goldstein's picture
Mar.30.2013
Hello everyone. Today’s post focuses on you, my readers. You‘ve made it through a rough winter, and soon, instead of wearing a heavy coat while outside, you will be wearing suntan oil instead, as you frolic on the beach! But what is going on inside your body – specifically your mind...
jodi-thompson's picture
Mar.28.2013
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is telling young women to Lean In to corporate America, to “take a seat at the table,” “join the conversation.” She worries that we have put ourselves on the ‘mommy track,’ often before we’re even dating. She posits that a lack of confidence and ambition has led to the...
raymond-mallette's picture
Mar.12.2013
     What inspires a person to write in a blog? Why do it? Is it a source of venting? Writers never need a reason. How many of us doodle on a piece of scrap paper when we are gabbing on the phone? I bet the number that do is greater than the number that do not. To me, this "...
stephen-evans's picture
Feb.16.2013
If you are not a failure by your own standards, you haven't set them high enough.
jane-wilson's picture
Feb.12.2013
When I was 15, I spent the summer in Finland.  Reindeer moss, Karelian pies and crayfish; herring for breakfast.  It's been a long time since I've immersed myself in these memories.  My daughter knows little about the life I lived before I married her father.  That wasn't by...