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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Self Help Prompts

Self help prompts are words, quotes and repeated sentences that inspire. A few words about life, writing, can inspire positive achievements.

Sometimes, there will be despair, but encouraging words will give better out-looks.

The words, believe in yourself, for example, are self help prompts.

When life is difficult, stop. Take a deep breath. Write a self help prompt, or read the one you've already written. The self help prompt should apply to your situation.

Think about the self help prompt, I'll work through it one step at a time. The words inspires.

Tape it to your mirror, bed or desk. Sit it in/on a place you frequent.

Use words that comfort you. Perhaps, "The Lord's Prayer?" Or, tomorrow, I'll be refreshed and ready to go.

Quotes inspire too. Look at the following.

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. Benjamin Franklin

A man can't ride your back unless it's bent. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. Plato

Benjamin Franklin's quote is a reminder to keep writing through the bad and good times. There will come a time, maybe, someone will write about you.

How do you see the quote?

Martin Luther King's quote makes sense. Stand-up for your belief.

What's your thoughts?

Plato's quote means you have to know the facts of a situation before making a decision, not the gossip of others.

Your opinion?

Repeated sentences like a few from my childhood inspires.

Look at the glass half full. I see it as don't be negative. You?

You can do it. They are words of encouragement to keep moving forward. What do you think?

Win or lose. You'll win some and lose win. Either way, deal with the events and move on. Your thoughts?

Now, think back to a time in your life when self help prompts were spoken. Of course, you didn't realize it at the time.

Finally, self help prompts inspire. Lay them out and use them. Don't forget to share.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Writing Material

Writing material dances all around you. Writing material fills the street you live on, in haters and the news.

The street you live on could have an interesting name, or something happened on it begs to be written about.

A street name offers endless possibilities for writing material. The street you live on wants to show-case itself? Why? Perhaps, some house on a specific street throws writing ideas at you.

Beacon, for example, is interesting as a street name. Was the area a light that once warned or guided people. Maybe, water occupied the area. It was dangerous to be near during night...

The research can uncover various writing ideas for fiction, non-fiction and poems.

Everyone has haters, no matter how nice you are. There will always be someone who can't stand you, your position. Don't be upset by haters, because that's life. Do what you need for yourself and family.

Haters will continue to dislike and talk badly about people. They're not happy with their lives, and want as many people as possible unhappy too.

Step away from them, and never associate.

Haters want your attention, to gain entrance into the lives of productive people. It's extremely difficult to remove them after they're in your life.

The subject of haters lends itself to all kinds of writing ideas.

Let's look at possible writing material based on the news.

Jodi Arias, stabbed Alexander 29 times, cut his throat and shot him in the head, has been in the news.

The Jodi Arias case holds tons of writing ideas.

A possible writing idea is what made Arias take Alexander's life in such a brutal way?

Books have already been written based on the case, and a Life Time movie is in production.

The idea is to show how writing material exists here, there and everywhere.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Positive Writing

Start the day with positive writing. Yes, write a positive sentence, word or what could inspire others.

A positive sentence are words that make you smile or encourage. What words helped you?

I will reach my goal, for example, are words to ease you forward. The thought churns around the mind, pushing you to action, motion and goals are reached. It starts with positive writing, thinking.

One word can lead to positive writing. A word leads, in life, to an action. It can be good or bad. Be the positive person or positive writer that can fill paper with inspiration.

The goal is to have people come away with positive thoughts, words.

I can write 500 words on a specific topic. My inspiration is the blue sky, rainy day or wind tapping against my face. Or, what's the inspiration for human movement? Silence? Ingenuity?

Positive writing is inspiration for others too. Comment on a situation or event that happened. People can benefit from your experience or mishap.

You understand an experience or mishap better as you share it.

Positive writing leads to positive thinking/action, and lives are enhanced.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Some people take pleasure or think it's a proud moment to laugh/hurt other human beings. Take that uncomfortable moment to writing.

Writing helps you to see if from a different point of view, sift through the uncomfortable moments and move forward.

People who take pleasure in poking fun at others feel bad about themselves. So, they try to hurt as many people as possible, in hopes of making more victims and feeling better.

Instead of working on themselves, bullies hunt for victims to taunt. The act of taunting gives short term relief from pain.

What we do, bad or good, comes back to us.

Don't allow your feelings to be hurt, because you have so many positive things to share. Good people always do.

When you're faced with negativity, move away from it. Don't sit around negative people, because they will only destroy you.

When you're not sure or in doubt about a person, write. It'll help you see/understand the situation better.

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Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.

She has tried to go down some of life's other paths. A few paths were a mail-order business, the publishing of a pen-pal newsletter and selling plastic-ware. Only, she was back writing before realizing what she was doing.

She'd critique titles, paragraphs, news reports, that no one submitted to her. She'd stop herself, eventually. Marcella Glenn seemed to be enjoying the act of writing. This is how she knew writing was more than a hobby.

Let it be a lesson in your life too. Is writing calling your name? Or, acting? Teaching? Are you interested in engineering? Have the courage to go for your dreams. Simply, believe in yourself.

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