Archive for February 2017

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PERSPECTIVE AND POINT OF VIEW?

Perspective versus point of view—what’s the difference? Is there a difference and how does that influence story writing? We often use the two terms interchangeably, but there is a distinct difference. And in this post, we’re going to take a good hard look at the two; to give you a better understanding of how you can implement…

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Embracing the Unusual Might Just Surprise You!

Introducing something against the norm can often be an uphill struggle, as people tend to stick with what they know and stay in their comfort zones, rather than embracing something potentially exciting and new.  But this needn’t be the case, if we will just be courageous enough to choose to do something different; and believe…

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Lessons from a Poetry Club

Have you ever noticed that comedy can be detected in almost everything we do, especially in our interactions with other people?  In fact, in my day to day dealings with other people, I am constantly amazed at how seriously everyone takes themselves, and laugh at myself when I actually fall into the same trap, over…

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Slow Down, Focus, and Breathe

The evidence of feelings long ago forgotten springs unashamedly to the forefront of our minds at the most unexpected times.  Most of us hear the whispering voice of yesterday in our heads, telling us that we should have taken more time to appreciate the little things in life; rather than rushing into a headlong spiral…

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A Little Taste of Heaven

During my childhood years, I lived in an idyllic place called Honey Lake Valley deep in the Sierra Mountains in Northern California.  It was a special place, with lush, green meadows, flowing streams, and multitudes of evergreen trees and was home to every form of wildlife, you could imagine.  However, there was very little work…

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Motivation versus Distraction: A Writer’s Tale

  In the exciting flurry of well wishers, and book event and interview activities, it is easy for me to get lost in the hard, cold world of book sales and rankings; only focussing on the commercial success of my books, rather than why I wrote the things to begin with.  This was of course,…

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