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Mentoring Book Reviews

Making Nice With E-Books

My paper-loving parrot, Pearl, in the process of "customizing" a copy of my (his) latest book, "Love & Feathers."

I spend all day long typing away on my laptop. It is a nice shiny new MacBook Pro and I love it, but after several hours spent together, enough is enough.

As a lifelong reader turned writer (of books and various other nonfiction-related things), the last thing I want to do when my work day...
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Creative Thinking

How to Channel Your Deep Self-Doubt into Your Creativity

Self-doubt can cripple creativity. As Sylvia Plath wrote in her journal, "The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." Which is true because our own insecurities can stop us from making and producing and inventing. They can convince us that we're not good enough to pick up a pen or paintbrush. And we stop before we ever start.

Often we assume the answer is to eliminate our self-doubt. But what's more helpful is to learn to...
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Mental Health

Defining Self

If you could choose only one word to define yourself, what would it be? 

I would refuse to answer such a question. I am a complex human being with multiple facets of my being. However in my past, when I was in the midst of my most difficult time of my mental illness, that I would have a ready answer in my mouth. That would be "I'm crazy". Please don't do...
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Mental Health

Courage To Continue

If you try I can't guarantee you will succeed but if you don't try you've failed already.

What is your dream? Everybody has some kind of desire even if it is a fantasy. If you could wish for anything what would it be?
A Dream Verses A Fantasy
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Poetry

Guest Post- Poem “Grief” by Caitlin Walsh

Grief

By: Caitlin Walsh

You left me, it isn’t possible, or at least it shouldn’t be.
So much I didn’t say, so much we didn’t get to do.
I tell myself that you’re still here, just beyond what I can see.
Tricking my own mind, fighting what I know to be true.
Rage boils in me, at you, at the gods, at pain.
I snap at everyone and want only to be left alone.
I beat my fists against the walls, crying for you,...
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Writing

The Awakenings Project – Art From The Mentally Ill

Empowering Healing Through Art-

As a poet and writer I am grateful for every magazine or outlet that has ever published my work. It is a truly an honor when somebody says to you, 'your work is good enough for us' and proves that statement by publishing it. As such I am always looking to pay back kindness with kindness. So please allow me to introduce to you "The Awakenings Project".

Awakenings Project Mission Statement


"The Awakenings Project is...
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Career Strategy

Writer’s Mindset: Just Get Your Foot In The Door

You can break into screenwriting in a million different ways.  Don’t listen to people who tell you that you have to do it “their way.”  Like everything else about this town, the only rule is there are no rules.  You succeed in your own way.

There’s a good reason, then, not to be too laser-focused on a specific goal.  If you start out with the goal of  writing only historic dramas, you’d be well advised to consider...
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Career Strategy

Even The Best Screenwriters Get Rewritten

A lot of aspiring screenwriters think that when they become established screenwriters they will be able to preserve their vision in their work.  However, unlike playwrights and novelists, they will never have the last word on their screenplays.

Even the best screenwriters get rewritten.

The most important reason for rewrites is to get a film -- that’s not yet green lit – off the fence and into production.  You can envision various scenarios where this might happen.  Let’s...
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