Friday, June 3, 2011

The World of Celebrity Books....

Interesting article on celebrities and the books they "write".....

Read it here....

PS: I'm not shocked by a celebrity's use of ghostwriters...I just thought it was interesting.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Letting it Flow....

Photo credit: Tamara Hanson

Are you letting your words flow or are you standing in the way of progress?

We tend to get hung up on the phrase "Writer's Block".... but, what is it really?

It's about whether or not you are letting the ideas flow. It's not a physical ailment; it's not a disease; it's not a chronic condition... it's you getting in the way of who you really are as a writer.

So, as you write, are you letting the words flow or are you filtering them? Are you letting the thought process work itself out or are you letting the ego undermine your creativity?

Sometimes you have to push those words out and focus on nothing but what is flowing from your mind to your pen, typewriter, computer.... whatever.

You are the only one that allows your creativity or stands in the way of your creativity.

It's only you that can make that decision.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Ending or End of the World?

Someone told me one time that they preferred an 'unhappy' ending to a 'happy' ending because it was more 'realistic' to what was happening in the world. Happy endings were too 'rose-coloured-glasses' for them.

I, on the other hand, prefer happy endings. There's too many crappy things in this world, why would I want to read an unhappy ending? I already see it on TV, hear it on the radio, read it in the newspaper.

Wait... that reminds me of The Pirate Movie!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Writing Day!

It's kind of like a snow day but with writing! These full writing days don't happen very often for me and I love it when they do.

I have been quite productive today: working on freelance writing projects, working on my own writing, getting more clarity and perspective on my writing and where I want to go with it.

It rekindles my love affair with writing!