Things that inspire me to write #2: This Quote by Randy Pausch

“The brick walls are there for a reason. .. [they] are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture. Rejection, never ending edits, and oh yeah, the fact that there are so many people out there that are clearly better […]

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Things that inspire me to write #99: Margaret Atwood

There is nothing quite like reading a really good author to fuel one’s creative juices–however that’s not why I have included Mrs Atwood here. What I really find inspiring about the lady is her attitude. I saw her for the first time yesterday at the Vancouver Writer’s Festival and was impressed  by her humor and humbleness. Despite her amazing […]

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Things that inspire me to write #100: The Vancouver Writer’s Fest #writersfest

Could there be a better way to kick off my Mental Gatorade challenge  than spending the day at the Vancouver Writer’s festival? What I love about this festival is the opportunity to hear authors and publisher talk about writing like it matters, like it means something–like when I am sitting alone at my computer I […]

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