Perfectionism & Procrastination

Perfectionism, Procrastination and other annoying “P” words for writers of all kinds. Two phrases I most dislike are “Push through the fear and do it anyway.” and “Just do it.” Now I will grant you that many of us belong to the procrastinators club — whose motto is:  “When faced with …

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Play

Women enjoy playing. We like humour, we like fun, we like being outrageous, but if we are not in the safest of situations, we worry about ‘appearances’. At a local women’s group, we recently had a young speaker who encouraged us to laugh, and the responses from the members were …

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Inspiration

Inspiration for a writer comes from the every day, the unusual, the mundane, and the brilliant. This is why I belong to a writers’ group. They include some very inspiring people. At our meetings, discussions and retreats I have plumbed new depths of my own creativity. Best of all, I have begun …

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Embracing Change

Some time ago, I was in New Jersey volunteering at a seminar designed to teach trainers how to be leaders. I have had the pleasure of seeing first hand, some incredible examples of how people change. I am sure all of us have heard about the 80/20 rule. It is …

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What is a Leader

During a recent seminar, the topic of leadership was raised, and the discussion that followed was quite lively. Here are some of the thoughts and ideas that emerged from that discussion. What a leader is not. A leader is not your mom, taking care of all your needs and rushing to …

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Channeling

I think I am channelling Isaac Asimov. I have long been a great fan of science fiction, having grown up with Arthur Clarke, Douglas Adams, Poul Anderson, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, Andre Norton, …. good grief, this list could go on forever. Each and every author gave me …

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