What drives you?

  Is fear in the driver’s seat of your life? Believe it or not, the reason you’re not accomplishing your writing goals isn’t procrastination. It’s fear. Sometimes it’s the fear of doing it wrong, or fear of reliving painful moments. Others have a fear of failure or disapproval. There is also fear of not knowing how, fear of looking foolish. …

Know what motivates you

    Know what motivates you. If you don’t know what motivates you, as well as what stops you, you won’t be consistent in moving forward toward your goals. Most people talk about wanting to do something great but few ever achieve it. What makes the difference? Motivation, Information, Knowledge, Action. Motivation and Desire are not the same. Take a …

Do you believe in MAGIC?

  Do you believe in MAGIC? In MIRACLES? What if the real magic in living life is the miracles of the people – our moments, our stories and our hearts, instead of money, gold and diamonds?

Out of this world

        Out of this world… what is beyond planet earth? Do you believe in angels? What is your view of the cosmos? Are you superstitious? Is there life out there? Do you remember when man first landed on the moon? We often don’t think in terms of “what’s out there?” Have fun with this writing prompt.   …

Pictures of Life

I’m thankful for the pictures of life. Looking at photographs is helpful when you’re trying to piece stories together. I have a few letters my grandfather wrote to my grandmother in 1921. Their love story was amazing. My dad talked about his parents love for one another with great pride. My grandfather died before my parents married. I don’t have …

What does it take?

Writing is like developing a creative muscle. If you’re out of shape, you must start to build and strengthen – exercising your mind to develop in this way. Writing for even 15 minutes a day, following the writing prompts posted here or in my Facebook group, can help strengthen your writing ability. Click on this link to join my Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/writingmylifestory/?ref=group_cover …

Full moon writing

Tonight, walk outside and look up at the full moon against the backdrop of a midnight blue sky. Reflect upon your place in the Universe. Feel the moon rays radiate over and around you. Visualize yourself beyond the magnificent shifting colors of the aurora borealis. Float among countless stars in the milky way, surrounded by light. What do you feel …

Memories

  My dad had a workbench in our laundry room downstairs. Curious by nature, I enjoyed looking through the odds and ends stored there. In a house full of women, this was the only corner of the house just for him and his treasures. He has been gone for many years now (oh how I miss this man) but I …

Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts

“Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere. Start by getting something – anything – down on paper.” – Anne Lamott   We don’t start out as beautiful butterflies, we need to go through a metamorphosis first. A change in habits and even a change in thinking – from doubting to believing.

Memory Box

Children are the best imagineers! The thing is, we all still have a child within us. Creativity comes easily to children until they begin to learn structure, boundaries and limits. Today let’s focus on bringing out the creative play of our inner child. There is no right or wrong way to do this. Whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction you …