Who’s Your Gatekeeper?

Everyone needs a gatekeeper.   (And no one wants one, of course. ) Gatekeepers look like villains in any good hero’s journey stories, but what they teach the hero makes the final triumph possible.   Even Luke didn’t love Yoda on first sight. And yet–it’s the gatekeepers in our lives we remember and cherish.  (…)

Are You “Playing” a Big Enough Game?

I know.  Writing–or whatever vision powers your life–feels like serious business.   Some of you may even be offended when I call it a game.  But creativity thrives on the spirit of play, and people who take a creative and playful approach to their lives play better, reach mastery sooner, and have better results (for(…)

Happy New Year! 2014 is here!

And we’re starting the year with Venus retrograde, an important point that sets the tone for the first month of the year and influences the entire year. When Venus is retrograde, new projects and long-term contracts and shopping are all tricky.   Kaye Shinker, my financial astrology mentor, used to warn us that the bargains(…)

Sidonia is here!

Sidonia is here!

My guest today is Linda Bell Brighton, a new author whose Sidonia the Sorceress series has been intriguing me since Linda first mentioned it in one of my online writing workshops. Linda, I’m thrilled to have my own copy of your new book, and excited about having your blog tour visit my website. Welcome! Oh,(…)

An Interview with Cheryl Gorman

An Interview with Cheryl Gorman

My guest this morning is Cheryl Gorman, whose latest release  is “The Rancher and the Event Planner .”    I’ve known Cheryl since she was prepublished, and I’ve always admired Cheryl’s willingness to learn and test anything that would improve her writing.   I also love her sense of humor–just one of the things that(…)

A Self-Guided Creative Journey

A Self-Guided Creative Journey

Eric Maisel is a wise and generous mentor, the founder of creativity coaching, a man who has helped thousands of writers, artists and performers find their individual creative processes.   In his new book, Making Your Creative Mark, Eric shares nine key ideas that would make every creative person’s journey more fulfilling–and fun.   I have(…)