Vivian Lee Mahoney

Consider yourself warned: I write books about rebels

Write-a-Scene Writing Prompt: Using the Green-Eyed Monster for the Greater Good

[tweetmeme] My Dad called because he was concerned about my lack of blog posts. Apparently, he was worried I’d lost a little of my writing mojo. *sigh* So true. What … Continue reading

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Write-a-Scene Writing Prompt: Persistence

[tweetmeme] Sometimes, it’s hard to keep moving toward a goal. You’re not feeling well. There are too many things on the To-Do List. The house is a mess. Your family … Continue reading

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Inspiration: PS22 and Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Down in the dumps? Let these incredible 5th grade students from PS22 and their extraordinary teacher, Mr. B (aka Gregg Breinberg), get you inspired.

February 28, 2011 · 2 Comments

A Valentine’s Wish for You

[tweetmeme] I know I’m going to sound like a curmudgeon, but at the risk of it, I’ll tell you what’s on my mind. I’m not sure why we need to … Continue reading

February 14, 2011 · 2 Comments

Perfecting My Rebel Yell

[tweetmeme] It’s been awhile since I last posted. I’ve had a few challenges with PB, enough to almost make me decide I’ve had enough, that this dream of writing is … Continue reading

February 11, 2011 · 7 Comments

TEDtalk with Derek Sivers: Keep Your Goals to Yourself

[tweetmeme] Seems like I’ve been doing this all wrong…check out this Tedtalk by Derek Sivers. What say you?

February 5, 2011 · 3 Comments

Writing Tip: Hold Fast to Your Imagination

[tweetmeme] These past couple of months have been upside down for me in terms of my writing. It’s been quite like dancing…you know the drill…glide one step forward, leap two … Continue reading

February 1, 2011 · 4 Comments

Summoning the Plot Ninjas…Want One?

[tweetmeme] Want one? Even better, how about a team of four Plot Ninjas, headed up by the PLOT NINJA, and accompanied by CONFLICT, GOALS, THEME and the ever important TWIST? … Continue reading

January 26, 2011 · 14 Comments

Inspirational TEDtalk with Charity Tillemann-Dick

Guys, guys! This TEDtalk by Charity Tillemann-Dick, is incredible. Talk about inspiration, resilience, and passion. She’s rather emotional throughout her talk, but once you watch it, you’ll understand. Feel down … Continue reading

January 19, 2011 · 1 Comment

Writing: Baby Steps Gone Wild

[tweetmeme] It’s been a long time since I had a good writing day. It makes me sad. And a little bit anxious. This isn’t a healthy state for any writer. … Continue reading

January 13, 2011 · 5 Comments

Inspiration Monday: A New Year, A New Slate

[tweetmeme] A repost from my  HipWriterMama blog: I’ve often wondered what kept people moving toward their dreams when obstacles fell in their way. Sometimes, these rocks are just too massive … Continue reading

January 10, 2011 · 2 Comments

Write-a-Scene Writing Prompt: Visualize and BE

[tweetmeme] “First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” -Epictetus I love this quote. Isn’t it the perfect mantra to remember when … Continue reading

January 6, 2011

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