Monthly Archives: October 2010

Monday #9: Tell Me A Story

Writing is just talking on paper. I don’t remember where I first heard that line, but I have been using it in my writing workshops ever since.  I also tell people that I don’t believe there was one single report … Continue reading

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Monday #8: Random Acts

We’ve all heard of “Random Acts of Kindness.”  I think it was Oprah who made this a feel-good buzz-word back in the 90s and, really, who can argue with kindness?  And, maybe you’ve seen the inspirational movie from 2000, Pay … Continue reading

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Monday #7: Stop Pretending

When I was a kid, I “played school” in my basement with the kids on my street.  It was the late 70s and my mom had access to one of the old copy machines which, I remember, made the whole … Continue reading

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Monday #6: The Scary, Blank Page

I have a quick task for you… Grab a piece of paper and a pen or pencil. Ready? You only have 5 seconds. Five seconds isn’t very long. Don’t cheat, OK?  Just 5 seconds. I mean it. Here goes…. Write … Continue reading

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