Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Monthly Archives: August, 2012

We all need a little motivation

I always loved the cartoon strip, Calvin and Hobbes (1985-1995), by Bill Watterson.  In college and my twenties, though, as a “new adult” I don’t know that I could appreciate his work as much as I do now. While Calvin never did manage to sell a swift kick in the butt, it is something that now, …

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Is it in the genes or did society do this?

Nature vs. Nurture has been up for debate in many areas of society.  Are sociopaths born or made?  Is a person’s sexual preference determined at birth or does the environment they are raised in play a role? Last week, on Facebook, a young writer posted a question asking what books people recommended she read to …

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First drafts and caring less

I read a recent post on Chuck Wendig’s blog, Terrible Minds.  Another writer had stated that she suffered from extreme performance anxiety whenever she sat down to write.  We are talking full-fledged physical illness here.  His advice to her? Care Less. I have to say that is some of the best advice on writing that …

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The oldest excuse in the book…

Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time” is to say “I don’t want to.” -Lao Tzu Mick Jagger always said the time was on my side.  Styx claimed we had too much time on our hands.  But I have to agree with Don Henley when he warns that time keeps slipping …

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