Feast Your Eyes by Myla Goldberg I am a Myla Goldberg fan, so when I saw this at the library, I had to get it. It’s the story of a female photographer when photography was just being born in the ‘50s. Another great story about the creative life and what it costs women to be […]
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A couple of weeks ago, I went to a movie that energized me like few others. Pieces I Am is a documentary about the novelist Toni Morrison. I saw it again last night, and got even more from it. I googled Toni after I got home and discovered that she is 88. Wow, I thought. […]
Bring to mind that feeling when you finish something. When something ends, you feel space open up. Like putting away the holiday decorations, completing a project at work or finishing a school year. You have time and energy to bring something else onto your plate. You also know the feeling of overwhelm, having too many […]
I knew right away that this book was unlike anything I have ever seen. I love Elle Luna’s first book, The Crossroads of Should and Must. Your Story Is Your Power is co-written with Susie Herrick, a psychotherapist and trainer. It offers a whole new way to look at our stories, the ones we are […]
Are you an audio book listener? I made something for you! The Busy Woman’s Guide to Writing a World-Changing Book is available in audio format (as well as paper and e-book). The chapters are short and sweet. I made them that way so you can listen, get ideas for your book and immediately start writing. […]
Clients often tell me: “I need to just sit down and write.” This sounds reasonable, right? I mean, just DO IT! But there’s something sort of punitive about this. The feeling I get is like being told to sit down and shut up. Be quiet. Toe the line. Maybe it’s all my formative years in […]
When I was promoting my novel, Chasing Sylvia Beach, I found a way to share the book’s message that didn’t feel like I was always shouting, “Buy my book!” Instead, I paired two things that are important to me: life-changing conversations and leadership. I love rich conversations that bring out new ways of thinking and […]
What I don’t want to tell you What I’d rather hide What must be overcome I’m scared. You too? The smell in the air? Rubber meeting road. Burning. Run. Hide. Avoid. What’s the problem? What’s this current fear? Launching my book into the world. Sending up flares to spread my message far and wide. Asking […]
As I write this, I am sitting in a café next to an acquaintance. I know she wants to write a book. When we both sat down, we each said we were here to write. My fingers have been flying on the keyboard. Hers haven’t. They’ve been tickling her phone because every couple of minutes, […]
It’s my birthday today, so I am thinking about gifts. We get so many gifts from our parents and ancestors. It’s up to us to use the these gifts, so we can continue and build upon the legacy we’ve been given. From my parents, I received creativity, rebelliousness, and tenacity. They taught me a love […]