MUSE Newsletter: Lost in Thought with Judith Vanvliet

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MUSE Newsletter: Lost in Thought with Vicki Young

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MUSE Newsletter: Lost in Thought with Melissa Steach

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MUSE Newsletter: Lost in Thought with Vikram Bawa

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Peaked?

A writer had a rough go of getting a book published. Even after he’d written plenty of short stories for magazine publications, he started his hand at writing books. But nothing hit. His fourth attempt at a novel really gave him some fits. He finally finished[…]

Do Your Worst

My daughter is taking swimming lessons. She’s three. It hasn’t been going well. Tears. Fear about putting her face in the water. Dread about going to the next class. I found myself telling her the age old wisdom of “Do Your Best”, but I’m curious[…]

Spread the word

Photo by lee Scott on Unsplash Recently a young actress had an audition for an important role. Problem was, she was up against ‘a far better actress’ competing for the part. Most of us find ourselves in that position. We want a chance. There’s just someone better. Back[…]

Writing style

Was there a source for my writing style or was it self discovered? body[data-twttr-rendered=”true”] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;} @natekontny as a follower of vlog, wanted to know, where did you pick up the style of writing from, was there any source, or self discovered[…]

Deliberate Practice?

Photo by Steven Lelham There’s an endless list of books about how the greatest become the greatest — deliberate practice. They don’t just show up time after time. They also set short measurable goals and keep stretching them. Time your runs. Swim a bit faster. Get yourself over[…]

Breakthrough

A decade or so ago, a young musician couldn’t get anyone to play his music. He had raw talent, and just recorded his first album, but all the gatekeepers thought he sounded too young. Without Disney or Nickelodeon marketing his stuff, he was a dud. What[…]

Bury the lede

How can we keep people interested? Technology doesn’t always give us the highest quality outcome. Sometimes it just buys us more convenience. Look at coffee. It used to be a pain to prepare and drink. Then in 1850 Folgers started roasting and grinding it for[…]