Happy (Belated) New Year!
The beauty of being a writer is that you can manipulate reality any way you like!
Have the best day Everyone!
The Kansas City Royals Win It All!
I was there. At least there in front of my TV when the KC Royals won the world series for the first time in 30 years. But I wasn't always there. In the years when they were playing like crap, I was there, too. Watching year after year go by and listening to the team be bashed by local sportscasters all through baseball season on the news. But, then something happened. They started getting better. And like a good recipe the coaches and owners and managers kept fooling around with the recipe (the roster). And finally, perfection. That's what it takes, people. Keep fine tuning your goal and you'll get there. g
Kung Fu Theater
I've been watching Kung Fu movies and I have to say that they seem so real! The actors playing the calm Shaolin Monks are never out of character. And, the proverbs they quote still apply to things today. I think the fight scenes are cool. The choreography is awesome. My takeaway...hours and hours and hours of practice lead to perfect. As you chase your dreams, don't give up, just adjust and keep moving forward because practice can make perfect.
It's time to finish what I've started
How many projects do you have started in your life? How many of those projects have you finished? You're not alone. I emailed a friend about a project that I would like to start. He told me it was a great idea and this was the fifth time I had come to him with a great idea. "Perfect!" I said. "Perfect!" he repeated and then fell silent. After a moment I inquired as to why he was silent. He indicated that I had started all of these things, but never finished. Imagine if I had finished just one of the five. Where would I be? Today, I don't know. But tomorrow, I know it's time to start finishing what I've started.
2,4,6,8 Who Do I Appreciate?
Corny...I know. But I appreciate a lot of people who have read the adventures of Montray and Damien in Framed and emailed their comments to me. I enjoy talking to readers and talking about the writing process. One of my readers asked me where I come up with my characters. I told him, "they're all running around in my head waiting to get out." It's true folks...it's a madhouse in there!
Writing from Inspiration
I recently took a trip to vist a really good friend of mine in southern California. And seriously, I didn't want to get back on the plane and fly home to the almost subzero temperatures. This was my first trip back to Cali since I was a child. I had to keep reminding myself it was December. My trip opened up a whole new world of excitement and adventure for my characters in my stories. So I say to you, go out into the world and rediscover it. Let it be your inspiration for creating your bestselling book, your screenplay or just the next poem you decide to pen.
Dealing with Writer's Block
I have never really suffered from writer's block. I tend to have too many ideas for stories! What can be difficult is sorting through all the ideas and deciding which one to dive into first.
On to writer's block==
1. You can try meditation. If you're super busy and stressed you can try to slow down for a few minutes each day and focus.
2. Exercise and get your blood pumping!
3. Go for an outing. Getting around people can sometimes kick start the idea box.
I use these same strategies to help streamline my thinking. Good Luck~Min G
Where do I write?
A student asked me if I have a special place where I write. I don't really have a special place, but I do take great care to select my pens and notebooks. For me it's like an artist who uses special paint and canvas.
Where do the stories come from?
In a word...Everywhere. People are talking and sharing all the time and all over the world. Information is being shared all over the globe and with over 7 billion people on the planet I don't think I'll be running out of ideas any time soon!