Friday Quote- #Inspiration

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Change

By Kathryn Jane “In times of change, we can resist, or we can pull up our bloomers and get with the program–because change is gonna happen whether we like it or not.” With the world around us changing at a terrifying pace, we have decided to stop floating along with the current, and start swimming….

In Praise of Quotes

In my late teens, I started a quote collection. I would underline sentences (and sometimes entire paragraphs) in books and jot down inspiring thoughts from other print media. I would then copy these words of wisdom into a journal. When I joined Pinterest, I set aside a page—Words I Love— where I recopied these quotes….

The Magic of Creativity

by Kathryn Jane The creative process is different for all of us. But I’ve recently realized that mine is magically the same whether I’m writing fiction, or painting a picture. When I’m writing a story be it short or a novel, it begins with a vague image of an opening scene, and the story grows…

From Rejection to Spectacular Success

By Joanne Guidoccio While querying the Gilda Greco Mystery Series, I kept myself motivated by reading the success stories that started with stacks of rejection slips. Here is one of my favorite success stories: In 1992, teacher and motivational speaker Jack Canfield decided to compile all the stories he had shared on the self-help circuit….

In Praise of Affirmations

During my cancer journey, I read Louise Hay’s book, You Can Heal Your Life, and developed an interest in affirmations. What is an affirmation? An affirmation states an outcome or truth you wish to impress upon your mind. While the affirmation doesn’t actually make things happen, it can raise your vibration so that you are…

Listen to Your Inner Critic

By Joanne Guidoccio I realize this is contrary to all the advice that’s out there. But there is something to be gained by analyzing the selected thoughts of our inner critic and taking action. How can you distinguish those selected thoughts? Very simply, take note of all sentences that start with “Someone should…” Here are…

Will a Change of Venue Help Writer’s Block?

Well, it’s not exactly writer’s block … sort of. In 2015, my cousin and I took a trip to Scotland to follow some family ancestry as well as for me to do some research for the fifth book in my series, “Partners, Heart of the Phoenix”. For my main character, AJ Donovan, it took years…

How Much of Yourself is in Your Characters?

  My first book started as a journal of my experiences as a new EMT working on an ambulance. I wasn’t sure at first what I was going to do with those stories but I felt the need to save them. In a few years I went from EMT to Paramedic and the number of…