Life, Death, Self-esteem, and Writing Stories, Part 1

Life, Death, Self-esteem, and Writing Stories, Part 1 This article was written as a guest post on the blog of Literary Agent Helen Zimmermann who has Project Publish, a helpful blog for aspiring writers. The topic of my entry is the emotional side of writing—specifically on how your life can …

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Life, Death, Writing

A survivor’s guide to writing conferences in progress. Actually you can apply the guide to any project in which you have invested your soul, then ripped your heart open when the expected applause didn’t flood in.

Robin Williams, Oh How We Loved You, Depression is Real.

Robin Williams, Oh How We Loved You, Depression is Real. I started MysteryShrink as one answer to a question that is with me daily.  “What have you contributed today to make a difference to the emotional suffering of people?” The question is the same every day.  How can I take …

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MysteryShrink in the Now

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MysteryShrink in the Now Psychology and psychologists have ideas to share, some are even effective.  Still our profession falls way short on aiding the journey to ‘living in the now.’ Psychologists listen, diagnose, and attempt to improve the skills of others.  But diagnoses, techniques, and schools of thought do not …

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