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Some of My Best Work

You might think that most of my acting students are extroverts, comfortable on stage and eager to garner the attention of the masses. Truth is, most of the kids I work with are shy, extremely self-conscious, and would rather clean … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Build a Speaking Platform

As a speaking/acting coach, writers often ask me, “How do I build a speaking platform?” There’s no magic answer to this question, but here are some things to consider.  Some people speak so they can write books. Others write books so they … Continue reading

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A few days ago, four 7th grade boys mounted a verbal assault against their 68-year-old bus monitor. Someone captured the sad event on a cell phone video that’s gone viral. Karen Klein’s ill-treatment has sparked international outrage. Nearly a half million dollars … Continue reading

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3 Lessons from the HUNGER GAMES

I think March Madness should include the much anticipated movie HUNGER GAMES. Author Suzanne Collins has to be beside herself with excitement to see the words she penned take the stage. But Collins did such a spectacular job of writing, … Continue reading

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The Language of Whitney

Some people were born to take the stage and claim it. Whitney Houston was one of those people. Like the rest of the world, I’m saddened by the loss of one so gifted. I envied the way Whitney Houston could … Continue reading

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Mastering Body Language Earns a Best Actress Nomination

Today, in the Dallas Morning News movie critic Chris Vognar reviewed Glenn Close’s Oscar nominated performance where she plays a man secretly living as a woman in order to earn a steady wage in the harsh 19th-century Irish economy. Since we … Continue reading

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Body Language Alters Perceptions

What body language communicates matters so much that the Dallas Morning News carried an article about GOP hopeful Mitt Romney placing a hand on the shoulder of Rick Perry during their last debate. The words between these two opponents will … Continue reading

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“Every story would be another story, and unrecognizable if it took up its characters and plot and happened somewhere else… Fiction depends for its life on place. Place is the crossroads of circumstance, the proving ground of, What happened? Who’s … Continue reading

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GAIT A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes. –Mark Twain Welcome to a new decade. Praying many blessings on your writing year. Let’s get back to exploring ways to use … Continue reading

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Cream Linen Suit #3

The Garment Construction: ”There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us and not we them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they would mould our hearts, our brains, … Continue reading

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