The Influence of a Writing Mentor

Mentor One way a writer can become successful is by having a more established writer as a mentor. While writing groups can serve as a mentor, the right personal mentor will help improve your writing by giving you guidance each step of the way. Let me share an example of the influence a mentor. In 1919… Continue reading The Influence of a Writing Mentor

Ten Thoughts to Encourage Others

Ten Thoughts to Encourage Others: Over the years I have noticed people who have the ability and skill to do a task or assignment often lack the confidence to tackle the job before them. If they are a writer, they may fear to put words on paper. If an analyst, they may hesitate or question… Continue reading Ten Thoughts to Encourage Others

Ten Thoughts on Encouraging Others

Here are ten thoughts I use to encourage others: 1. Show real interest in the person. Listen to what they are saying. Be interested in what is happening in their life. Let them know you care. 2. Concede what’s important to them.  When you acknowledge what’s important to others, you offer a form of verification… Continue reading Ten Thoughts on Encouraging Others

Ten Thoughts To Encourage Others

Here are ten thoughts I use to encourage others: 1. Show real interest in the person. Listen to what they are saying. Be interested in what is happening in their life. Let them know you care. 2. Concede what’s important to them.  When you acknowledge what’s important to others, you offer a form of verification… Continue reading Ten Thoughts To Encourage Others

Poem: The Muse

The Muse There was not a promise when brought together for anything but encouragement and their love of verse. When brought together their passion for poetry rekindled the creative embers in their hearts. For anything but encouragement would complicate life as the words would tell. And their love of verse was a powerful bond as… Continue reading Poem: The Muse

Writing Podcasts I Listen To

Some pretty good writing podcasts that I listen to regularly are: I Should Be Writing. It is found at http://murverse.com/. Mur Lafferty does the podcast. I have listened to her since 2005. She was a 2012 Nominee for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Mur Lafferty is an author, podcaster, and editor.… Continue reading Writing Podcasts I Listen To

Ten Thoughts To Encourage Others

Today is Saturday March 23, 2013. Here are ten thoughts I use to encourage others: 1. Show real interest in the person. Listen to what they are saying. Be interested in what is happening in their life. Let them know you care. 2. Concede what’s important to them.  When you acknowledge what’s important to others,… Continue reading Ten Thoughts To Encourage Others

Be Encouraged

Today is Sunday March 17, 2013.  One way a writer can become successful is by having a more established writer as a mentor. Writing groups can serve the function of mentor. Let me share an example of the influence a mentor. In 1919 a young veteran returned from World War I. He moved to Chicago… Continue reading Be Encouraged