“The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.” ― Carlos Castaneda If you pursue any kind of creative passion seriously, you will encounter difficult times. The trick is to see the lesson in the adversity. What does it have to teach you about your art? Plenty, if you pay attention.
This blog is a compilation of the daily routines of famous writers and artists. It makes for fascinating reading for those of us who care about such things. Check it out to see whose routine you most closely identify with and/or whose you can learn the most from: http://dailyroutines.typepad.com/daily_routines/ (Definitely smart to avoid the narcotics a few famous artists found so essential to their routines (until they crashed and burned).) What struck me immediately about the list is how many […]
Are you an eavesdropper? I am. I can’t help but tune in to the conversations around me. It’s part of being a writer to take everything in, to notice, to study human behavior. I have a bad habit of becoming more tuned in to the conversation at the next table than I am to the one at my own–if, of course, the one at the next table is more interesting. Among the many fascinating snippets of conversation I’ve overheard, I […]
My last Harlequin Blaze novel, Made You Look, is available as a Kindle ebook now. Actually, some of my other Harlequin novels too have been released again as ebooks. More links to come. Do you have a Kindle or any other ebook reader? I bought one this summer, reluctant to spend so much money on yet another electronic device, and it has quickly become one of my all-time favorite possessions. My reasons to love it are many: it’s sturdy and […]