Category Archives: Inspiration

Trudging Through the Garbage

Stephen King was the first to call it as he saw it. In his amazing book, On Writing, he refers, unabashedly, to first drafts as “shitty” (I’m quoting King here). Is this true? Maybe, maybe not. As a writer, I … Continue reading

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Re-Visit Your Priorities

We hear the advice all the time, and turn a deaf ear in its direction (cliché alert): Stop and smell the roses Take time for the things you love Lavish the people you love with love Don’t put off until … Continue reading

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To Improving Our Craft—Hear, Hear!

In my earlier posts I may have mentioned that I am an avid audiobook fan. My 35-40 minute daily commute to my day job, coupled with the amazing medium of the audiobook, allows me to double my reading volume. In … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Pinterest Addict

Hello, my name is Mia and I’m addicted to Pinterest. In a world of social media demands, I’ll fully admit that I loathe Twitter and find Facebook more personal. I don’t think fast enough for Instagram, and I usually have … Continue reading

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The Pattern of Success

Pattern recognition. I heard the term coming from the first pathologist I ever worked for, in a tiny hospital, in a rural town on the west coast of central Florida. And had no clue what he was talking about. I … Continue reading

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What I learned at RWA this year

It’s August (for one more day), the traditional time for back to school. One of my memories from the first month of school is the “what I did on my summer vacation” essay. So this is my attempt at recreating … Continue reading

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Beat the Block.

Yeah, yeah, this has been done a million times before. But not by me! 😛 Today I’m talking about Writer’s Block, this enigmatic phenomena of when your creative brain hits a wall in a juicy explosion of frustrating glory. And … Continue reading

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