You Should Never Be Too Busy To…#upbeatuthors

Happy Monday! It's the start of a brand-new week, and that means a new topic for #UpbeatAuthors. I've been staring at this week's topic for a while now, wondering what one thing I would pick to fill in the blank here. Over the years, I've met many writers who start volunteering in their local writer's … Continue reading You Should Never Be Too Busy To…#upbeatuthors

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A Few Ways I’ve Found to Foster Creativity — #UpbeatAuthors

Creativity is a fragile thing. It can be hampered by all kinds of things, like the pressure to produce and criticism. Tack on the need to earn money using your creativity, and the creative spirit can (and often will) take a hike--a long one.  I've been a full-time writer for more than 20 years now, … Continue reading A Few Ways I’ve Found to Foster Creativity — #UpbeatAuthors

The Joy in Simple Things — #UpbeatAuthors

For the past few years, I've been actively trying to avoid negativity in my life and to focus on the positive. It's not always easy, but I have found that it becomes easier with practice. When my friend, Trish Milburn, decided to create a group of authors committed to focusing on positive things, I jumped … Continue reading The Joy in Simple Things — #UpbeatAuthors