In Others’ Words: Still Learning

Beth Vogt In Others' Words, perseverance, Quotes 6 Comments

Attitude changes things, doesn’t it? From our perspective in time, most likely we don’t consider Michelangelo a “learner.”¬† Being able to look at his works of art, to read about and marvel over his accomplishments, we call the man one of the greatest, most inspired artists of all time. ¬†Michelangelo’s willingness to keep on learning could only help him be …

In Others’ Words: The Power of Doing Good

Beth Vogt In Others' Words, power, Quotes 9 Comments

  Power is often thought of as the ability to act or to do something. Adjust that idea a bit, and power becomes the ability to make others do what you want them to do. Power causes change … both good and bad. Power influences other … for both benevolent and evil people’s purposes. And, let’s be honest here: people …

In Others’ Words: Whatcha’ Thinking?

Beth Vogt Fun, In Others' Words, Life, Quotes, Writing 11 Comments

As a writer, I embrace the power of ideas. I know how a story idea can be the merest “what if?” nudgng me to think, to turn the question over … and for weeks, it’s nothing more than a maybe … a perhaps … a possibility. And then, the story comes to life. Imaginary people are talking all at once, …

In Others’ Words: Grasp (Guest Post by writer Pepper Basham)

Beth Vogt Faith, In Others' Words, Life 18 Comments

  Just the Way You Are, my work-in-progress (WIP), is the story of a single mom whose ex-husband not only left her for a younger model, but also left her with a wealth of insecurities. Throughout the story, she’s constantly struggling with being good enough to be loved, and certain she’s one breath away from failure. So she’s in a …