Posts tagged ‘fearlessness’

Do you have it?

Charlie Bear here.

Mom Peep wants to know if you have it. I want to know if you have it.

What is it? I’ll let her tell you all about it in her first Taylor’s Tips Newsletter of 2015:

TAYLOR’S TIPS for a more productive you…

Have you heard about the trend of picking a single word to concentrate on for the coming year?

My word for 2014 was TRUST. It served me well.

My new word for 2015 is COURAGE.


Picture the lion in the Wizard of Oz, pulling on his tail, twisting it all around, blubbering and choking out the words, “All I need is some courage.”

lion with courage medal

That’s me. I have so much to accomplish in 2015. Maybe you do, too?

I need strength, determination, and fearlessness to go after my dreams.


But I have a feeling I can do it. I already feel infused with courage and am ready to put my all into this new year.

Are you ready to join me?

Write to me at and tell me what YOUR word is for 2015. We’ll pursue our goals together.

Hugs and love, and blessings on your work.

Follow your dreams…

What’s Going On:

With 2015 now here, we can set our sights on writers conferences ahead. I have mine planned out. Do you?

Orange County Christian Writers Conference A fabulous way to kick off your year. Starts on Friday, April 24 (5:30–9:30), and runs through Saturday, April 25 (8:00–5:00). Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church in Santa Ana, California. A great conference with a fabulous staff devoted to giving you the best opportunity to learn your craft.

Northwest Christian Writers Renewal This is going to be a good one. May 15-16, 2015 in Redmond Washington (near Seattle). I’ll be teaching Writing for the Guideposts Contest and Making $$$ Selling Inspirational Short Stories. There will be lots to learn, editors to meet, agents to talk to.

The promised book:

P MS to a T: the winning formula for writing nonfiction short stories that sell A hearty THANKS to the wonderful beta readers who gave me valuable input into the manuscript. I am in the revision stages and plan to have the book available in print and e-book format by the end of February or early March. Stay tuned for more info on how the book is developing.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very loving book

By Barbara A. Castleman “” (Salem, OR United States)

This review is from: Charlie Bear: What a Headstrong Rescue Dog Taught Me About Life, Love, and Second Chances (Paperback)

“I laughed and I cried along with the author. Very well done story of how we love our fur babies.”

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January 6, 2015 at 10:14 am 10 comments

I’ve Got My Summer On…Do You?

Charlie Bear here.

I’m cool. I’m hip. I’m ready for a summer dip!


Turning the page into May is a big deal, don’t you think? Summer is almost here and with it maybe a dip or two in a swimming pool.

Charlie in Desert 009

CB August 2011 in HB 013

I love swimming. Well, it takes me a while to get used to the water, and it’s scary at first to not have anything under my feet, and the wetness bothers me a bit, but other than that I like it.

How about you? Are there things you like to do…once you get into them? Is it scary at first sometimes? Awkward feeling? But then when you plunge in do you enjoy it?

Mom Peep is always saying that verse about “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” She can be a real daredevil, like jumping over barricades to get to a parade in New York City, or sending in her writing to be published by John Gray in one of his first books called “Mars and Venus in Love” (John Gray loved it and printed all three single-spaced pages that she submitted), or when she took me in despite my spinning and snapping.

Oh, yes. If we didn’t do things with an element of fearlessness, I tend to think we might not do anything at all. And that would be a pity ’cause there are so many wonderful things out there just waiting to happen to YOU!

LEAP with me. Let’s bring on summer in a big way this year.

Wiggles and woofs to you,
Charlie Bear

May 3, 2014 at 9:12 am 11 comments

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