Paulette Motzko’s Writing Books ¬†Recommendations and Pathways to Inspiration

This article was inspired by one of my recent followers, who went through a very tragic and tumultuous year. Because of this it stopped this once prolific writer from producing anything at all. 

Sometimes we can be over critical on ourselves, overanalyzing everything that we do. That quality doesn’t help us when we create anything of value in this world, written or otherwise. Create because you want to create. Whether it be be a mud pie, a sandcastle,  a watercolor painting, a photograph, a beautiful song,  a recipe, a loaf of bread, or  the manuscript for your first book.

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Writing can be catharsis or it can be euphoria. You can carve every word just as though you were Michelangelo and you were carving marble transforming  something  hard and solid into something that breathes with life. 

That’s the analogy I like best when it comes to writing, and it has served me well since my Honors English days in High School. I took every English class that Garden Grove High had to offer I had phenomenal teachers, better than even in college.

And one thing I did in every writing class is writing is to write in my personal Journal -and just write every day. 

In other words, write things that the world never see. 

There are things that are only for you, God, and serve a very valid purpose.  If you don’t have a journal, go buy a nice one at Barnes & Noble, or simply use Microsoft Office  Word  on your smartphone computer or tablet.

 Through devoting time to writing in a special place that inspires you, which is very important, extraordinary things will emerge. Stories can develop right before your eyes, poems can be written, recipes can be thought of.

With everything you write anywhere, especially on a Blog that seen all over the world – you’re gaining  experience, exposure, notoriety, readership and it’s just enjoyable. The enjoyable part is the most important one of all.

Once you start carving out time for writing, you’ll start carving words that are memorable and lasting and worth remembering.

If you are a writer, check out my other blog called A Writer’s Joy. A Writer’s Joy

 Any kind of art, written or otherwise, is an extension of your soul. Art I’d an extension of  your inner most being. Writing is one of those timeless arts, that if used in the right way,  can outlive you do great things long after you leave this earth, creating a legacy.

Write because you feel what you’re doing is beautiful and has merit, or serves a valid purpose, or can simply  give joy, enlightenment someone, educate or you’d simply like to share it with the world. That’s exactly what you can do on a blog.

I’m going to be adding to this book list over the next week. I’m going to start with these two, which in themselves are phenomenal starting points, even if no other books were added to the list.

I hope my words of encouragement and blessings on all of your present and future creations extraordinary Beyond Your Wildest Dreams! To all of the artists, writers, photographers, musicians, and chefs create what’s never been created before. Enjoy the process. Learn everything you can about your craft. Read books, and associate with people who are doing what you want to do and let them enter you in every way they possibly can. Listen to advice and listen to helpful criticism but don’t let others dim the light that shines inside you that’s waiting to burst like a beacon to the world.

Image created by Paulette Motzko, Copyright October 2016.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Copyright, January 2017.


  1. The Writer’s idea book by Jack Heffron. How to develop great ideas for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and screenplays. Includes more than 800 prompts. I have the 10th anniversary edition. Copyright 2011.
  2. The Writers Devotional: 365 Inspirational Exercises, Ideas, Tips and Motivations on Writing. by Amy Peters.

” When my life is over, I want to be splattered with mud from head to toe as I kick that last ball through the goal posts.”- Patricia Lorenz

“When my life is over, I want to be splattered with mud from head to toe as I take that last ball through the goal posts.”
” I want to know and feel like I’ve been there, and then that. I want to have slipped and slid across every stretch of our adventure – field planet. – Patricia Lorenz, 

From her fantastic book called “Positive Quotes for Everyday.

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You can find the book positive quotes for everyday by Patricia Lauren Butler looking up the ISBN number at your local library or Google Books or your bookstore at ISBN – 13: 978 – 1 – 4508 – 0292 – 5

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ISBN – 10:  1 – 4508 – 0292 – 3
Patricia Lawrence is an art of living writer and speaker and the author of a dozen books, including Life’s Too Short to Fold Your Underwear and The Five Things We Need To Be Happy. She’s written for numerous magazines and newspapers and has stories in more than 50 of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Patricia raised four children in Wisconsin, mostly as a single parent, and lives in Florida where she’s following her dreams while she’s still awake.

 Find Patricia www.patricialorenz.

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I Had It All The Time by Alan Cohen: Book Review by Paulette Motzko

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I just begin reading my second book from Alan Cohen last night called “I Had It All The Time “- When Self-Improvement Gives Way to Ecstasy.

Already, in the first chapter I now know that the book that I’m writing is not going to be classified as self help. Self-help implies that you’re not whole to start with.  Self-discovery however, is a process where you improve who you already are using self-introspection.

This book  branches my ways of thinking in ways what are landmark and that I’ve never thought before. I’ll keep adding to this since I read each chapter, and sharing the merits of what I have gleaned from the book to share with all of you- my almost 3000 followers on Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate.

Read any good books lately? What was the name of it and who wrote it?

Paulette L Motzko
May 23rd, 2016 10:43 a.m.