From Spark to Flame

The Writer’s Taffy Machine

(Excerpted from the book, From Spark to Flame: Fanning Your Passion & Ideas into Money-making Magazine Articles that Make a Difference which is currently being revised and updated.) Growing up, one of my favorite places to spend summer vacation was along the coast of North Carolina at Atlantic Beach, and one of my fondest memories is of watching the automatic taffy-pulling machine. Into one end of this magical machine, the owner would pour the ingredients for [...]

2021-07-02T19:54:43+00:000 Comments

Energize Your Writing with a Purposeful Writing Project

Several years ago I found my enjoyment of writing for magazines had faded. At that time, most of my writing revolved around my previous career as a small animal veterinarian, but writing about animal health issues had become boring and routine. Fortunately, I stumbled upon an idea that revitalized my love for writing. I invented a writing project, but not just any project. One of my favorite vet-related assignments had been to interview Bill Irwin and [...]

2019-09-18T00:19:04+00:000 Comments

The Big R Game

This is an excerpt from my book, From Spark to Flame: Fanning Your Passion & Ideas into Money-making Magazine Articles that Make a Difference. (Just click the link to pick up your own copy.) If you follow the systematic approach we’ve outlined thus far, it’s just a matter of perseverance and time before you’ll receive a positive response to one of your queries. Of course, along the way, you’ll receive a significant number of rejection letters, [...]

2019-12-26T18:53:28+00:000 Comments

Igniting Passion for Writing through Purpose

Click here for the Passion Police Exercise The Spark of Passion Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a purposeful, published and profitable writer?  To not only to be able to express your true self and purpose through your writing but to share it with others while also making a good living from your efforts. Then read on as I explore the role that purpose and passion plays. Why so much emphasis [...]

2012-08-30T17:05:12+00:000 Comments

Screenflow & Power Point – Great Combo for Online Course

I'm working on Lesson #6 of a projected 12 or 13 total lessons that will make up the From Spark to Flame Online Writers' Course. This course is based on my book, From Spark to Flame: Fanning Your Passion & Ideas into Money-making Magazine Articles that Make a Difference. You could also say that the book itself is based on or has as part of its foundation the Life On Purpose Perspective. You can learn more [...]

2012-07-07T13:58:48+00:001 Comment

From Spark to Flame Online Course Update

I've had on my "to do list" and future purpose project list to create my next purposeful product and passive income stream based on the book I published in 2009 - From Spark to Flame: Fanning Your Passion & Ideas into Money-making Magazine Articles that Make a Difference. My vision for the online writers' course is to outline the proven, systemic process that I developed over the past 20-plus years that I've used to publish well [...]

2012-06-27T21:45:13+00:000 Comments

Birthing the From Spark to Flame Online Writers Course

In 2009 I published From Spark to Flame: Fanning Your Passion & Ideas into Money-making Magazine Articles that Make a Difference. The book outlines a proven, systemic process that I developed over the past 20-plus years that I’ve used to publish well over 350 articles in dozens of different national and regional magazines, and that has resulted in thousands of dollars of income for my family and me.  I’ve taught this process in live classes, as [...]

2012-06-14T20:54:31+00:002 Comments
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