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March 2012 - Connie Mann

Which Comes First: Project or Market?

With Easter just around the corner, there are bunnies, bunnies everywhere, and Cadbury chocolate eggs lurk in every store. They are temptation itself in colorful, foil-wrapped packages crying, “Pick me, pick me.” Since I’m currently trying to shed my winter, ahem,...

Do You Want Something Different?

Are you living the life you want to live? If not, why not? In mulling this over lately, I’ve realized inertia and lack of awareness are two of the biggest roadblocks to a meaningful, productive life. It is easy to sit on the couch and lament our current state of...

Making Children’s Dreams Come True

Is there anything on earth more exciting or humbling than when a child whispers their dreams for the future in your ear? So hopeful, so thrilled; they know that whatever they dream is possible. They can be and do anything they want. I caught a glimpse of just such...

What’s the Reward?

In business, companies assess risk vs. reward all the time. Usually, the higher the risk, the higher the potential reward. But for writers and other creative types, we measure these things differently. Or do we? Every day, we take risks when we follow our creative...