Archive for November 2016

A Writer’s Hope During the Christmas Season!

With the hurried actions of families, shoppers, students, and workers during this busy holiday season, it is not easy to find time to take a contemplative look at the things that really matter.  As a journalist and historical fiction author, my life is centered around research for much of my work and I like digging…

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The Benefits of Pain in Life and Writing

One day my life underwent some sort of cataclysmic shift and like a surfer riding on a thin piece of fibreglass through the tumultuous waves; I fought hard to maintain my balance, but in the end I fell miserably into the sea.  Yet, I was proud of myself for making the attempt and living life…

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Turning Discouragement into Determination

One thing that a large majority of people don’t realise is that he that shouts the loudest oftentimes is the one that will get noticed and get the prize.  Have you ever considered that many people that are big mega stars or are considered so called icons; quite often are not necessarily the most talented? …

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Changing Mindsets to An Anything’s Possible Mode!

It is possible to achieve the unimaginable, if we stretch ourselves and dare to believe?  We must make every effort possible to keep pushing ourselves to believe that dreams can actually come true.  JK Rowling once said: “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve,” and sometimes it is a case of the whole world not…

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Writing About Raw Emotion

 The woundedness of the human soul is a deep and cavernous sort of thing that for many writers can be a very difficult subject to write about, much less incorporate into a story. Nevertheless, a key factor in writing about raw emotions is to understand that all people experience them and also that each person…

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