#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for June, 2005

What I do

I write Morning Pages, every day, ala Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way”. Few things have had a more powerfully positive affect on my life. My notebook is my portable therapist.
Here’s what you do.
You buy a thick, cheap notebook. (It’s important that it be cheap, because if you get something fancy, you’re going to start thinking your grandchildren will read it and it needs to be perfect.)
You commit to writing three pages, in long-hand, every morning of your life. (Hint: you won’t do it every morning because you aren’t perfect, and you don’t need to be. Nobody, least

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Mind Movies

If you follow this blog, you’re a reader.
If you’re a reader, you have a highly developed imagination.
This is a GOOD thing, for the most part, but there are perils to be considered.
Watch out for those mind movies!
The ones you make up in your head, starring you.
These are often disaster flicks, minor and major, with casts of thousands–(somebody always refuses to follow the script, have you noticed? Smile here)–with titles like, (Insert your name), LOSES HER JOB. DIES IN FIERY CRASH. GAINS WEIGHT. IS DESTINED TO BECOME A BAG-LADY.
The titles are endless. The sets are

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Around 1541, the present state of Texas was called Tejas, a Spanish version of the Caddo word meaning “allies.”

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