This Stopped the Scroll

This Stopped the Scroll

The other day this question popped into my head and when I shared it on social media several folks said it stopped their scroll. “What if you focused on actions rather than outcome?” Makes you think, right? I mean so much of the way we are conditioned to be productive...
As Soon As…

As Soon As…

  A few years ago I had the absolute joy of attending an author reading in Chicago with the incredible Anne Lamott. That evening she told the crowd gathered that as a writing teacher her students ranged in age from 25 to 75. And then she said something that has...
My Math Was All Wrong

My Math Was All Wrong

I was being interviewed for an upcoming summit for authors yesterday and I was asked a question about something on my website. A sort of mathematical formula: Integrity + Publicity = Influence. It seems math was never my strong point. You see, I realized that the...
What Producers Wish You Knew

What Producers Wish You Knew

You know what TV producers wish you – as a nonfiction author – knew? That they need you as much as you need them. Well that was a short post! I didn’t, as we say in the TV biz, “bury the lead. I put it out there right away because it’s so important that...
Random Acts of Media

Random Acts of Media

I was sitting in the control room of national talk show one day several years ago with a baffled expression on my face. I wasn’t the only one. Finally one of the dozen or so people in the control room said what we were all thinking, “What in the world is...