Category Archives for "Writing & Writers"

7 months ago

The Power of the In-Between

Mystics and sages have always known the power of the in-between. The most powerful times for magic, for example, are in-between times: dawn which is the precipice between night and day, and dusk, between day and night. Midnight is the fulcrum between today and tomorrow, noon the tipping point from morning to afternoon, and so […]

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10 months ago

The Energy of Mabon

Autumn is officially here. But as always, I like to talk about how our own cycles reflect the seasonal ones, and what the changing seasons mean to me on a deeper level. The energy of Mabon and fall is adulthood. Maturity. The fullest level of growth. It’s harvest time. The fruits of our actions are […]

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last year

Maggie and the Nice Policeman

I had a fantastic day Saturday. There was a comic-con event at my favorite store, Heroes and Villains, in my favorite small-town city, Cortland NY, only 20 minutes away. I met John G Hertzman who played General Martok in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. I met artists who had worked for Marvel and had met Stan Lee. […]

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last year

When Bad is Good

Obligatory disclaimer: My alter ego is a novelist. Now the rest of this will make more sense. Last month, I applied for a coveted and highly competed-for spot in an advertising newsletter for one of my novels, and was turned down. When something unpleasant happens like that, it’s always a big fat message from the […]

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a couple of years ago

Power-up Appreciation

My newest novel goes on sale today, and I’ve shifted from four months of writing, rewriting, polishing and proofing, to thoughts of selling. Force of habit. I’d been planning to hold off releasing it until Tuesday September 4th, because everybody knows a Tuesday release has the best chance of hitting a big list. And because […]

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a couple of years ago

Obstacles; a New Understanding

I am, as we speak, writing what might just be the book of my life. I am as madly in love with this novel as I’ve been with few before. I can think of 3 out of 60 some-odd titles. And that, by the way, is why you haven’t heard from me in a while. […]

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a couple of years ago

Writers, Resolutions, and Bliss

I was just reading this fabulous article on the Bookbub Partner’s Blog about writers’ and their New Year’s Resolutions. It’s actually a collection of resolutions contributed by authors. I read it, and I got more out of it than they had probably intended. First, I got a LOT of great ideas about things to try […]

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a couple of years ago

Samhain

Samhain (sow’-en or sometimes sow-een’) is not Halloween. It’s the old Celtic cross-quarter date on which Halloween is loosely based. The ancient Celts divided their year according to astronomical cycles. They recognized, (we think): The Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, and Autumn Equinox as the 4 quarters of the year, and the dates halfway in between […]

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a couple of years ago

How to Catch Success

Often, we begin our pursuit of success without first sitting down to think about what that word means to us. And because of that, the pursuit becomes unending, and we never feel we’ve reached our goal. And that’s because our goals are constantly changing, evolving, growing and expanding. But a life spent in pursuit of […]

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a couple of years ago

More Facebook Tips

Last time I talked about the difference between Pages and Profiles, the pros and cons of each, and a little how-to. I wanted to follow up with just a few tips I’ve picked up along the way about how to post and what to post on your Social Media. *For those of you waiting for […]

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