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Comfort and Risk

I like to feel comfortable. I like to feel safe. I’m especially very fond of my bed that I love to get into after busy nights at the restaurant. Now, working as a manager for a small, Italian dinner house serving only the best ingredients from the market and making their own pastas and pizza crusts, I applaud my timing and good fortune. I like new challenges. I accept risks in trying new things. I always hope for the best. I have worked at self-owned restaurants (in the 80’s and 90’s) before… Read more Comfort and Risk

How being pessimistic about writing can make you a better writer

Originally posted on Yet Another Crime Book Blog:
Positive thinking is all over the place and for one good reason – it sells. Telling someone that they can control their own good fortune by simply deciding to think positively is a beautiful idea. And you know what? You think positive – you feel positive. It works, we’ve all experienced it, but isn’t that a little like saying, if you imagine the colour blue you will see the colour blue? More and more, the evidence is stacking up. Positive thinking can…