Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ARE THERE SECRETS HIDDEN IN YOUR WRITING?

Some people don't realize you can discover deep secrets about yourself through your writing.  Have a look at what things you often write about.  What does it say about you?  What questions are you trying to answer?  What do you keep talking about over and over?  Writing is a powerful communicating tool but it's also great at teaching us about ourselves.  More often than not, every character is you in some capacity.  Discover something new about yourself and read your writing through the eye of a therapist…you may be surprised by what you find.  Good and bad…!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

KIDS TELLING IMPORTANT STORIES

These 2 kids tell an important story the best way they know how.  Important, impressive, talented and moving.  Well done.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tristan and Temp's book on the Daily Edition!

The very talented kid's author Tristan Bancks talks all about his latest books on The Afternoon Show.  He also mentions the book we co-authored together ITS YR LIFE.  Check it out - he's a funny dude!

Tristan's Interview


Thursday, March 20, 2014

THE AGONY AND ECSTASY OF WRITING

So I'm reading an amazing book on how writers write.  How they're tortured by writing, enthralled by it and most importantly, how they can't stop doing it.  I believe, like anything in life, if you truly love it you are meant to do it.  People often ask me how I sit down every day and commit to the manuscript…the truth is, I want to.  If I don't write I feel like I'll explode.  I feel like something is wrong until I let it out.  All I think about is my book so I may as well write it down for someone else to enjoy.  So if you think you want to write, but you can never actually put pen to paper, do something else.  Art and expression comes in many forms!  Find the form that you adore and can't stop thinking about…the magic will happen.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

ART TAKES TWO

If you develop a small accountability group to nurture your project, magical things can happen.  As this video shows, when one person creates, not a lot of attention is given, but with the power of two, mountains are moved...

WHEN YOU DOUBT YOUR VOICE HAS MERIT...

Sometimes being an artist, any type of artist, is bewildering.  Is what I'm doing good, interesting, needed?  Will I ever make any money from it?  Will anyone ever see these things that I create?  Does anyone WANT to see these things I create?  Should I give up this artistic pursuit and focus on a more practical existence?  
Whenever you think these thoughts, and if you are an artist or even attempt anything artistic you will think them at one stage or another, please read the below quote.  It is true beyond belief and a much needed reminder of why we do the crazy things we do.  Go forth and create people!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

WRITE YOUR STORIES - THEY ARE IMPORTANT

Who you are is important.  What you are going to do in life is important.  Your opinion is important and more importantly than that, needed.  Every single person in the world is unique and that is why everyone's story is interesting, valuable and special.  Never, ever doubt that your contribution to story telling is lame, boring or cliched.  If you write from the heart, you will never get it wrong.  
WRITE PEOPLE.  SHARE YOUR STORIES.  
IT HELPS US FIGURE OUT WHO WE ARE AND WHAT MAKES US HAPPY.  YOUR TALE MAY BE THE EXACT THING SOMEONE NEEDS TO KEEP THEM GOING AND PUT A SMILE ON THEIR FACE.  DO IT.  BE BOLD AND BRAVE.