Let Your Dreams Take New Life

Spring has arrived. The blooms, the neon green baby leaves,

Spring Flowers

and the layer of yellow on the cars declare its arrival.

Now to shake off the cobwebs and dust from our ambitions and restart our pursuit of our goals. It’s easy to let momentum die and leave us by the road. But it is much harder to get back on track.

I challenge you to take now as the time to get back in the race.

Remember those goals or resolutions from January? Or maybe it was a dream we were afraid to accept?

With all the new life springing up around us in nature, now is a great time to rededicate ourselves to those goals we’ve left unfinished.

Earlier, on The Write Conversation, I gave some tips on how to  get re-motivated and maybe reach that goal this time.  (Press here for link.)

Thank you for reading. And please leave a comment if there is something you are motivated to pick back up. I would love to be your cheerleader.

Billy Graham Goes Home To A Great Reward

There are so many ways to define success. And most

We always want more and bigger

of us look for it in the wrong places. A bigger house in a nicer neighborhood. More publicity, hits on Facebook, or a bigger paycheck. More and bigger. Then there are those who understand the bigger picture.

Dr. Billy Graham passed away yesterday a few months short of his hundredth birthday. That message carries a lot of sentiment to so many of our hearts.

The news has been full of tributes to him and his family. With any thoughts of ‘Billy Frank’, our thoughts soon turn to the one who sent him. And Billy would have wanted that. He was steadfast on keeping his Continue reading “Billy Graham Goes Home To A Great Reward”

An Obituary Tells A Story

Writers are always looking for inspiration. To me, a story begins with either the

A lady reading a Newspaper on line.

characters or the plot. And any story is made better when the characters have depth, are more than just what they call a cardboard figure. You add depth by adding personality,  interesting and diverse experience, and characters who aren’t all the same.

I’m a lifelong reader of newspapers. And one place where I’ve found interesting stories of people in a newspaper is in the . . .

Obituaries?

Over on Edie Melson’s blog The Write Conversation, I wrote a post about what you can learn from an obituary and how it can help your story. You can read it here.

I would love to read your comments. Just return here and post it below. Thank you for reading.