Why Persistence is More Important Than Talent

We've all heard the lie. You know, the one about talent. How only talented people are successful, only talented people accomplish anything. The rest of us don't have any hope. If you aren't incredible the first time you try, you might as well give up. But I think anyone who's ever had a dream and … Continue reading Why Persistence is More Important Than Talent

I Have a Story

I had the great fortune of attending Editor’s Day on October 7, an event put on by the SoCal chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). At one point, Michael Mahin gave a talk about cognitive resistance and affirmations, and I wanted to share his insights here. Mahin opened his talk … Continue reading I Have a Story