Category Archives: Writing

Tips for Writers: Trust the Story

Experience is the most effective teacher (I learned more Spanish in three days in Barcelona than I did in two years of high school Spanish class). But one of the most interesting things about the human psyche is that we’re … Continue reading

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I’m Adorable!

Rhonda at Pollyanna’s Path nominated me for a Liebster Award (= favorite” or “adored” one in German). I’m flattergasted (sometimes only a made-up word will do). Rhonda’s site is pretty adorable too, btw. Rules: I’m required to Thank the nominator … Continue reading

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It’s My 3rd Blogiversary!

I began this adventure three years ago not knowing what to expect. Duh. Does anyone ever know what to expect? The All-Wise Blog Sages recommended a tight focus: The Pet Lover’s Gazette > The Dog Lover’s Gazette > The Chihuahua Lover’s … Continue reading

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My Mash-Up Award

I’ve received three award nominations: the One Lovely Blog Award, the Sunshine Blogger Award, and the Versatile Blogger Award!  How to handle all this love? Answer: Gratefully accept all three at once! So, thank you, world, for my One Lovely, … Continue reading

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More Sunshine!

I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by the relentlessly sunny Terri of Reclaiming Hope!  If that title has any resonance for you (and if it doesn’t, we need to talk) visit her. Keep rockin’ for the Rock, Terri! … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

New Feature Film in the Works! I was planning to write a profoundly serious blog post today. Oops! Instead, I find myself in final negotiations to write, direct, and produce an absurdly over-the-top feature film–and loving it! It’s my earnest … Continue reading

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Creativity

“Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.” ~T. S. Eliot “Creativity takes courage.” ~Henri Matisse “Creativity–like human life itself–begins in darkness. Creativity is always a leap of faith. You’re faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage.” ~Julia … Continue reading

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