Posts Tagged "Melanie Pickett"

The Tenacity of a Writer by Melanie S. Pickett

The Tenacity of a Writer by Melanie S. Pickett

By on Aug 16, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

The definition of “perseverance” is “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” (Dictionary.com) The synonyms for the same word are “tenacity,” “determination,” and “staying power.” If you want to be a writer, one thing I know for sure is that perseverance tops the list of qualities you’ll need to possess. Almost none of us...

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All the Maybes by Melanie S. Pickett

All the Maybes by Melanie S. Pickett

By on Feb 6, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

The first God-sized dream I’ve ever had was born in my heart when I was about six years old. I have other God-sized dreams now as an adult, but that very first one is still alive and well. I declared at the ripe old age of six that I’d write “the great American novel”. Now, the dream is more “great nonfiction self-help, encouragement book”. If you write,...

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Worth the Risk by Melanie Pickett

Worth the Risk by Melanie Pickett

By on Aug 15, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

I’ve got something to tell you. Lean in. Here it is: writing is scary. It’s all about taking chances. When you submit work for publication, you’re taking a chance. It’s risky and frightening. Someone may say “no” and momentarily crush your dream. It’s a gamble. For them to say “yes” it’s a chance too. They’re taking a chance on you. But it’s a really worthy risk, I...

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Celebrating My Story Melanie S. Pickett

Celebrating My Story Melanie S. Pickett

By on Jul 1, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

A wickedly shy little girl with poker straight blonde hair who was a card-carrying member of the town library’s Summer Reading Club had a deeply planted love of writing. She concocted alternate realities, stories that lived in her keen imagination that she just knew would come to life one day on pages with black ink bound together to form one of the best-smelling...

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Rage Against Mediocrity

Rage Against Mediocrity

By on Dec 9, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Do you settle for “good enough”? Is just getting by acceptable? I settled and I accepted good enough and getting by at one point, but no longer do I. Good enough just isn’t enough and getting by can’t be the goal. When I attended Breathe 2015, I came away with several nuggets: those phrases and concepts that really stick with you, those words that keep rambling...

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