Thursday Therapy: Conquer Fear, Face Down Rejection & Get Inspired

Genres That Matter

by Guest Blogger Bruce Eschler The longer we read, the more we realize a fundamental truth: Books matter. Not just the high-brow literary books, but books of all genres. Books for all ages. Stories of all genres aimed at readers of all ages can move and inspire and change the lives of people who read…

Breaking Out of Your Shell

Networking and Pitching to Agents (Even When You’re Scared to Death) by Sabine Berlin “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” —Mahatma Gandhi I have the world’s greatest critique group. Not only are the members super smart and talented, they are fun to be with. So why is it that every Thursday night…

Channeling Your Inner Voice

by Sabine Berlin (with Heidi Brockbank and Angela Eschler doing backup) Okay, I’ll admit it: I love NBC’s The Voice.  It might be because of the amazing talent that presents itself on stage each week. It might be because of Adam Levine. Either way, if it’s on, I find myself dropping everything and listening. I…

Overcoming Your Money Fears

The Secret Writer’s Block No One’s Talking About by Heidi Brockbank Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous. That has more of an effect on economic well-being than any other single factor.”                           …

Look Rejection in the Eye and Keep on Going

by Sabine Berlin I gave him my heart, and he took and pinched it to death; and flung it back to me. —Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights  Magleby’s chocolate cake. Starbucks Italian cream sodas. Sailor Moon. What do these three things have in common? They are my rejection letter comforts. Let’s face it. No one wants to…