Getting There is Half the Battle



It seems to me that once I get to my writing, everything is fine. As I wrote about in one of my previous posts, it’s not the writing part (so far) that is the problem, it’s the GETTING THERE part that dooms me. Continue reading

Vid of the Week — Oprah Winfrey


“Stop comparing yourself to other people.”



A wonderful woman with a glorious mind to help you.

daily MOTIVATION is a YouTube channel full of hundreds of inspiring talks and speeches that has helped psyche me up for the day’s writing. Because if you think you don’t need to psyche yourself up for the day’s writing, you’re not truly writing anything.


Create and Complete

Make the most of this wonderful day.

Vid of the Week — Bill Hicks


“But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok?”



Always with LOVE.

Never again with FEAR.


Create and Complete.

Have a wonderful day.

Vid of the Week — Jeff Daniels


“You have to outwork everyone else on the show.”



Do your work. And then when your opportunity arrives, knock it out of the park.

Check out Sam Jones’s YouTube channel The Off Camera Show here.


Create and Complete.

Have a productive day.

Vid of the Week — Henry Rollins


“I don’t have talent, I have tenacity. I have discipline, I have focus.”

“The America is not a place you live in, it’s the video game you survive…I survive America despite what it wants to do to people like me.”

Henry Rollins


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The New Literature


Realism has become moot. It’s not worth it anymore to paint a picture with your words of what a barn looks like unless there’s a character behind the description and so a point to your picturing; and even if those pictures are bleak and dismal—painted to evoke a sense of sadness or to be used as a backdrop to show the unfair or horrible world we live in—it’s senseless to show this without the mind behind it to ponder and question it or a heart behind it to strive against the bleak and dismal. Continue reading

Book Review: ‘Census’ by Jesse Ball



Set in a timeless, nameless place, Census is about a man who, upon hearing that he has only months to live, quits his job as a surgeon to work as a census taker, going on the road with his last living relative, his young son. The premise of this story immediately drew me in.  Continue reading