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The Science of Creepy

I saw this terrific Youtube video about creepiness and thought it was perfect to share, especially now that Halloween decorations have hit the shelves and submissions for scary stories are coming due.  If you have a WIP you are trying … Continue reading

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So you want to write a novel?

A big thanks to Rik over at Uphill Writing for featuring this brilliant little clip on his blog.  It captures what many non-writers think about the novel writing industry in a funny, intelligent way that will tickle anyone’s funny bone.  … Continue reading

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Movie Time! Wall-e and M.O.

It’s Media Motivation Monday, erm, Tuesday.  Growing up there was always the “go-to” movie that we watched over and over.   We had a whole series of them including Annie, Ghostbusters, Mister Boogedy, and Splash.  We would stick one on … Continue reading

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Did you know?

Technology and writing go hand and hand.  We can see it in the way we acquire new information and how we transfer the ideas from our heads to our readers hands.   Nowadays if we need to know something we … Continue reading

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Always Look on the Bright Side

Sometimes life gets us down and we start fixating on all the things that aren’t going right.  Maybe it’s a dead end job or a problem at home.  Maybe it’s financial troubles.  Maybe it’s that feeling that you are not … Continue reading

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Where the Hell is matt?

It’s Monday motivation time! In 2006, a YouTube video of a guy doing a funny little dance all around the world went viral and caught the attention of Stride gum.  With their support, in 2008 he created a bigger and … Continue reading

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YouTube Clip: Lost Generation

It’s Monday motivation time!  This week’s clip was the second place winner in the “AARP U @ 50” contest and has generated lots of buzz around the internet.  The contest asked for short videos from people between 18 and 30 … Continue reading

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Sarah Brightman “Beautiful Day”

Here’s a perfect get up and do something amazing song for a Monday morning.  Sarah Brightman is one of my favorite female vocalists.  The role of Christine Daae  in smash broadway show “Phantom of the Opera” was written with her … Continue reading

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Emotional Impact

This amazing public service announcement has circulated around in the blogosphere and in email.  If you haven’t seen it yet, here is your chance to be amazed and touched. I recommend watching with the sound up or even better, with … Continue reading

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