SETTING GOALS FOR 2018
I never use the term New Years Resolution because I don’t know how to achieve a resolution. But I know how to reach a goal. Each year I set goals for every area of my life. This year is no different. One area I’m focusing in on this year is my profession. I’ve been writing stories, articles, columns, lessons, and books ever since I was a kid, but it has never been my main focus. This year I decided I am going to be a Writer. What’s that song Frank Sinatra used to sing? I’v
AGE APPROPRIATE COMEDY WRITING
This week has been a challenge. I’m 74 and although I’ve been performing for over 9 years, most of my audiences are from 30 – 95 years old. My persona is an older woman trying to stay young and thinking she is still a Smokin’ Hot 35 year old. Anyone over 30 gets it. I teach Oral Presentation Through Comedy to 5th graders. None of my humor appeals to them and they sit bleary eyed when I tell my jokes. I try to think like a 5th grader, but unless I tell a Yo Mama, Knock Kn
Them That Can, Do. Them That Can’t, Teach.
So after 15 years of retirement, I’m back in the classroom teaching Oral Presentation Through Comedy to 5th graders. It isn’t my goal to make comics of them. My goal is to get them comfortable speaking in front of their peers and taking away their fears. The butterflies disappear when they are trying to write and perform a joke. Most 5th graders think they are already funny, but they’re prisoners of the knock-knock jokes, yo mama jokes, and jokes out of Boy’s Life. To wri
Confession of a Writer
I hear so many people say, “I’d like to write a book someday,” but someday never comes. If you have the desire in your heart to write a book, it means God put that desire in your heart and you need to get started. I’ll tell you the easy way. 1. Decide what you want to write about. 2. Make an outline. For a novel, you outline the plot and where you want it to go. For a non-fiction, it might be the questions you intend to answer which might translate in