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My mother always said that creative minds think alike.  I believe she was right even though I sometimes feel there is a disconnect between what the creative mind wants to write and what the reader wants to read.

I believe in writing as if you, the reader, was holding the pen.  This is not an easy job – sort of like swimming against the tide.  But who wants to be bored with the dramatic drivel of a mind that is bordering on genius with a toe or two into the realm of  insanity?

I can take your reader to that point where they are loving every word on the page or screen and they feel as if they had conjured up the conversation themselves.  This is the best selling tool in the industry – appeal to their wants and desires and leave the boring, professional sentences to the mathematicians and scientists – your reader is a real person. They deserve to be humored, respected and validated.

My methods may seem unconventional but being conventional = boring and boring = no interest.  Color outside the lines, rock the boat but be respectful, truthful and genuine.  Then the equation = success.

Sitting on a plane a few years ago, my writing muse came back to me.  I think she might have just been waiting up there in the clouds  for the time the tenuous umbilical cord from earth to me had temporarily parted so I could let go of what kept my conscious mind creatively blocked.  Since then, I find the words that work come freely and easily to me each time I am disconnected from earth beneath my feet and real world from my everyday life.  The same thing happens when I am at sea.

Hence Plane2Pen was born as the creative juices are a dam breaking free by the time I am back on solid ground.  If I had my “druthers”, I would have a plane or a ship on standby every time I needed or wanted to write but reality is that it can be an expensive and rather inconvenient way to prompt my muse.  So I’ve developed a writing method for myself that allows me to put myself either “up there” or “out in the chuck” and it works – I don’t question the spirit world when it comes to writing tools!  🙂

Total Disconnect = Freedom to Create

Total Disconnect = Freedom to Create