What does “show don’t tell” really mean?

There are some pretty hilarious parodies out there mocking novelists who take this too far. This is a common phrase uttered in the book industry, but it’s becoming vogue with online (self-proclaimed) gurus too. Hmmm – maybe it’s time someone lampooned that segment. Perhaps another day. The premise behind “show, don’t tell” (particularly as it… Continue reading What does “show don’t tell” really mean?

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Writing brilliance is a lot like life

Just need to add a support bar (done) and the windows with handles and latches. Then, the plants :-) {this one will house only potted residents - the next will have soil prepped for direct planting).

I watched and waited for Sunday to come for more than a week. Temperatures were forecast in the 60s (it reached 69 sunny degrees – yippee for me!). Majority daylight hours were to be spent building a cold frame (or three). That greenhouse in my kitchen was starting to get in the way (the office… Continue reading Writing brilliance is a lot like life

If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave

“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” Mo Willems I was doing that rapid buzz through e-mail thing so many of us do to cross a “to do” item off our lists when this gem of a quote brought me back to mindfulness. It’s timely, of course (as so much is when… Continue reading If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave

Why subtle small business marketing works

Whether you’re looking to increase reach for a mission without monetization; rally support for a service you offer through donations; attract a very select crowd from the masses for high-end coaching services; or seek to sell product you’ve developed as part of your free offerings, there are some great providers doing it better than you.… Continue reading Why subtle small business marketing works

Hungry for small business marketing brilliance in tiny bites?

While Kelvin could be described as a supportive, encouraging, enthusiastic and a glass half-full cheerleader, Darren is more like a devil’s advocate challenging you to let go of ingrained beliefs, excuses and blame to prompt you to become a better you. Both have great content to help you make smarter mindset decisions through their very different styles.

How do writers deal with writer’s block?

“I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.” Ernest Hemmingway I’ve found myself in a place new to me recently. Of course, that’s on… Continue reading How do writers deal with writer’s block?