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Writing Prompts For Summer Stories 2/16 Web ImageI am very pleased to announce the release of my fourth seasonal prompt ebook, Writing Prompts For Spring Stories.

To celebrate completing the series, and just in time for Valentine’s Day, I’m offering all four ebooks as a bundle for only $24.99. That’s better than half off the usual price for all four ebooks!

How long do you need to take advantage of this offer? How about until the end of the month? It’s Leap Year, after all.

Screen Shot 2016-02-12 at 12.30.06 PMSo now this is a Valentine’s Day – Leap Year special: Half off when you purchase all four of my seasonal prompt ebooks. Two free for two holidays this month.

Thank you so much for your support. While I was working on the last ebook, I could not help but be reminded how much writing success has to do with maintaining a magical zone within ourselves where we feed and nurture our creative muscles until the next process begins to flow.

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Wouldn’t it be great if we could just stay in a steady state of creative flow all the time?

Well, these ebook will help you do that when you are the type of writer who has to jump around from season to season or get in the mindset of a season before it actually arrives.

I hope you enjoy these prompt books as much as I enjoyed creating them!

Seasonal writing is one of my favorite things to do. And I look forward to hearing what you discover and express as you use these ebooks.

If you prefer to purchase individual ebooks, please click on the individual covers for more info.

Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Leap Year. You rock, writers!

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Even though our family gets flu shots every fall, it’s still hard to dodge the common colds and viruses going around all winter long.

This year I’ve started making superfood juice at the first sign of a sniffle and my only regret is that I have been so busy making it for Jason and Samantha that I haven’t had enough myself.

So I caught Samantha’s virus, and now I’m sitting down with a large glass of superfood juice (my second of the day) and sharing this recipe with you.

Give it a try. If it tastes good to you, your body will likely benefit from it.

I use a blender, but if you have a juicer, use that instead.

Simple & Healthy Superfood Juice

  • 2 cups of fresh organic orange juice (I got mine at Costco)
  • 1 cup of frozen wild organic blueberries (I got mine at Trader Joe’s)
  • 1/2 cup of fresh raspberries (I got mine at Costco)
  • Handful of fresh parsley leaves (rinsed)
  • Handful of fresh cilantro leaves (rinsed)
  • 1-2 mini cucumbers
  • 2 long stalks of celery (or 4 short)
  • 6-10 baby carrots
  • 1 apple quartered and cored
  • 1 pear quartered and cored
  • Handful of Power Greens (I got mine at Trader Joe’s)

Combine ingredients in blender, blending as you go so that everything fits. Once all of the ingredients are blended, fill the blender to the top with more orange juice and run it a bit longer.

You don’t want the juice to be too thick because you need to pour it through a strainer. The juice will still be pulpy after you strain it, but at least you won’t have to chew it. It may take a few minutes for the juice to strain thoroughly. Be sure to get every last drop.

I strain into a large stainless steel bowl and then pour it into a container. Be sure to keep your juice refrigerated.

Rinse or wash blender, bowls, and utensils right after using to save yourself a headache later.

You could use these ingredients or whatever fruits and veggies you have in the house.

You could also add a green powder to your juice, if you like. One that I use and recommend is Vitamineral Green. But try the juice plain first because it’s so tasty.



Create a room in which you display all the things that make you feel successful. Don’t display anything in the room that you did to impress others, if it does not inspire you.

For example, in my home office, I hang all of my most recently published articles on two wires above my desk. I also have magazine covers and books framed around my office. I’ve collected lanyards from conferences where I’ve been invited to speak and teach. I even decorate the door to my office with inspirational sayings. My office is full of signals to me that I am happy, productive, and successful. Why would I want my office to communicate anything else?

Now your turn. If taking over a whole room is too much, just find a shelf, hutch, or wall where you can gather your most compelling successes. This does not have to be an expensive process. A binder or folder can be the beginning point for something that will look great soon.

Create a space that makes you say, “Go, me!” and you will feel successful even as you are growing and learning.

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A Writer’s Got To Eat: Homemade Chicken Soup With Vegetables

January 12, 2016

Is there anything better during the long, cold gloomy winter than homemade chicken soup? Perhaps not. I’ve been enjoying a batch of what I think is my best soup yet, so I thought I’d spill my secrets. Here goes. Homemade Chicken Soup With Vegetables One or two picked over roasted chicken carcasses (home-roasted or store-bought […]

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Filling & Refilling Your Inspiration Tank To Boost Your Business

January 7, 2016

Last year, I followed a simple principle in my business. I stopped following anyone I thought I should follow. And I started only following those people who actually inspire me. Notice the shift from the mental and the shoulds to the intuitive and the personal. Often in business, we try to be smart, but it […]

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Set Your Writing Career Goals For 2016 With These Discounted Phone Consult Rates

January 5, 2016

Happy New Year, writers near and far! I offer many resources for writing career goal-setting, but this month I’ve drastically lowered my phone consult fees for first-time clients. Many writers get all revved up for the New Year, but could use a sounding board or help trouble-shooting to start the year off right. If this […]

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Cleaning & Clearing Your Home Office In Order To Better Focus In The New Year

January 4, 2016

Hello, writers! Happy 2016! Maybe you have already cleared the decks in anticipation of being more productive in January. But if you have not, you are in luck, because this week feels perfect for cleaning your digital house and setting yourself up for more streamlined success in the New Year. We’ll talk about what to […]

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Mothers, Grab Your Daughters & Go See “Joy” In Theaters

December 27, 2015

We went to see Joy yesterday, the new film directed by David O. Russell, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, and Bradley Cooper. And I loved it. I knew I would as soon as I heard that it was about the life of a woman entrepreneur. I mean think about it…when is the last time […]

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