In The Floozies of Fate, my protagonist, Marty, falls for a guy named Heartache Harry. People often ask me where my ideas come from. Here’s one example: When I was in college my roommate and I hung out at a bar near campus. We were pals with the guys that worked there and spent a […]
By Sherry Siska All you have to do is take a gander at any actor, singer, musician, or pro athlete who is “making it” in their profession and you’ll see the confidence just oozing off of them so hard that it’s practically rolling down the street. These folks are nothing if not confident. I, on […]
The freedom and fun that comes from letting go of expectations and embracing the creative process.
The trouble with conventional wisdom is that it leads to a life that’s, well, conventional.
By Sherry Siska So, somewhere along about 1993, while working in marketing for a fiber optics company, I rekindled my interest in writing. One of my colleagues had earned her Master’s degree in writing and wrote lots of short stories and such. She convinced me to attend a conference at a local college. Writing a […]
By Sherry Siska Bestselling author Maggie Warrell gives great advice on getting what you want in her post “Don’t Assume. Ask.”. Cory Galbraith provides a fascinating look at John Ruskin, an English writer, industrial age critic, and advocate for a return to a simpler way of life in his LinkedIn post: “New Ways of […]
Why you need to get out of your own way and just let the words come out without judging
By Sherry Siska When it comes to learning to be a better leader, everyone should take some lessons on what not to do from the Bard himself, Mr. William Shakespeare. Consider that familiar high school classic, Romeo and Juliet. Every year when I pull out our well-worn copies and teach it to my ninth grade […]
By Sherry Siska When I was younger, I spent a lot of time hanging back, worried about what other people would think of me if I did something crazy or risky or “silly”. It’s the reason I didn’t ‘fess up that I was a writer for years. It’s the reason why I didn’t buy a […]
By Sherry Siska Don’t be gettin’ above your raisin’, now, you hear? Well, don’t you think you’re little Miss High-and-Mighty? Did you see her, running around, thinking she’s all that and a bag of chips? Just who the heck does she think she is, Miss America or something? It took me a really long time […]