Category Archives: Quote of the Day

Burn a Bridge, Light a Creative Fire

    When I let go of a job to write full-time, many people cautioned me not to. They said, “Think of the bridges you’ll be burning!” They were right: I had a great job, and I did run the … Continue reading

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Dee Dee Meyers: Enough For Me (On Parenthood)

“When my daughter was just shy of her first birthday, we joined a toddler class. Every week, a dozen or so parents and the instructor would quietly observe the children, in an effort to raise “authentic” and “competent” human beings, … Continue reading

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It’s never too late to be what you may have been

Wise words from George Eliot: “It’s never too late to be what you may have been.” Are you feeling stuck? Unfulfilled? Like you’re wasting your life and potential? Change. Change now. As a resume writer, I work with clients from … Continue reading

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Remembering Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez: Quote of the Day

Today we lost a legend, Nobel Prize winner and the father of Magic Realism, Gabriel García Márquez . The author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, Márquez changed the way we see and experience the world … Continue reading

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Diana Vreeland Quotes to Live By | Style, Success & the Perfect Red

Diana Vreeland wasn’t just a legendary fashion editor and icon. She was a sage. Here are the Diana Vreeland quotes to live by as you make your plans for 2014. For more from this Write In Color muse, pick up … Continue reading

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Creative Inspiration: A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs

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Ever since Steve Jobs passed away, I’ve been consumed by the notion of gratitude, and how in many instances, we fail to express gratitude until we’ve lost something. Everyone knew Steve was on the way out for a long time, … Continue reading

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Let Martin Luther King Jr. Inspire The Writer In You

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase; just take the first step.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s unlikely Civil Rights leader and icon Martin Luther King, Jr. was trying to inspire writers with … Continue reading

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Walt Whitman: The Authenticity Of Contradiction

Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself. (I am large, I contain multitudes.) ~Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, 1892 Whether we like it or not (and for most of us, the answer is not) we are all walking … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Manifesting Your Blessings By Elizabeth Gilbert

“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And … Continue reading

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The Thinker of Tender Thoughts By Shel Silverstein

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd … Continue reading

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