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On Education

Education is the key…I’m sure we’ve heard that before.  It’s been told to us probably a thousand times and will be told a thousand more times by our parents, by our friends, by our teachers, and by ourselves.  Yet the truth is when we speak of “getting an education” should we really be speaking of… Read more »

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The Maze (pt.2)

They tell you of riches, paint stories of success but what they don’t tell you is what it costs to get there.  Sitting here, in this spinning chair once again as I did all last summer, it hits me, again.  The life of me, my life, the life I am supposed to live cannot or… Read more »

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Some Advice to Fellow Writers

Yesterday I received an email from fellow writer Andrea Black, I replied to her email but I’d like to share it with you because I think it’s a question a lot of people might have:

Basically Andrea asked me “how do you get started, and how do you find a focus?”

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Repost: Kids Can’t Write

What’s next?” said Novelist Tom Robbins “Kiddie architects, juvenile dentists, 11-year-old rocket scientists? Any parent who thinks that the crafting of engrossing, meaningful, publishable fiction requires less talent and experience than designing a house, extracting a wisdom tooth, or supervising a lunar probe is, frankly, delusional.”

“There are no prodigies in literature,” Mr. Robbins said. “Literature requires experience, in a way that mathematics and music do not.”

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Kids Can’t Write?

What’s next?” said Novelist Tom Robbins “Kiddie architects, juvenile dentists, 11-year-old rocket scientists? Any parent who thinks that the crafting of engrossing, meaningful, publishable fiction requires less talent and experience than designing a house, extracting a wisdom tooth, or supervising a lunar probe is, frankly, delusional.”

“There are no prodigies in literature,” Mr. Robbins said. “Literature requires experience, in a way that mathematics and music do not.”

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Put All Your Eggs In One Basket

“Put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.” – Mark Twain

I know, I know traditional wisdom tells us NOT to put all of our eggs in one basket. But what if traditional wisdom is wrong, what if by putting all of our eggs in one basket we could reach success…then would you do it???

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Dear Aziza,

Dear Aziza,

I have much to tell you and not so much time to tell it so I have decided to write you a letter, hopefully this will do the trick.

I have much to tell you and not so much time to tell it so I have decided to write you a letter, hopefully this will do the trick.

In less than a year you will have graduated from Lawrencehill, and though you do not know it yet you will have changed. But that is not what is important what is important is that you not be afraid to be yourself. I know that your life hasn’t been easy, your father is not around, and you mother, for the most part, is consumed with her work. And when she is there all she does is nag you. You have never felt like she really understands who you are but you’ve always been too afraid to tell her. So afraid that instead of being yourself you’ve hid it in a little box under your bed and have tried as hard as possible to live up to her expectations.

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Henry David Thoreau on Defining Your Own Success – The Atlantic

It is as I always say, you must validate yourself, listen to you inner child, be yourself, and follow your dreams…if you can do that success will follow 🙂

Henry David Thoreau

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.