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.

Wallpaper Image from Zedge.com.

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.

We’re Still Here by Jolyn Young (Cowboys, Cows & Cowgirls)

We’re Still Here – http://wp.me/p46axJ-pb

The theme today on Totally Inspired Mind is “the high desert”….I searched “high desert” on the Reader on my WordPress app on my Galaxy Note 4 I am writing this with. Up came wonderful, vibrant, refreshing stories from writer/photographer/bloggers living in New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada- which is how I spotted Jolyn Young’s true life story about what it’s like to be married to a Rancher and cowboy and to live in the Wild West. 

Jolyn’s story “We’really Still Here” inspired me. Her photos, which I to use as illustrations later, and in her story of what it is like to live in a rustic, rural wilderness that at times is so harsh yet so beautiful.

I was born in Tucson, Arizona and I remember as a kid at 4 years old, the black stallions running in the Prairie surrounding red and purple painted mountains and seeing Indian tee pees. I went crazy every time I saw a “horsie”-as I called them then, and still think they’re one of the most beautiful animals that walk the earth.

So check out read Jolyn’s story and you’ll see her photos when you click on the link. The ones I have embellishe’d this article with were especially selected from Zedge by me. You can save them as wallpapers for your computer or smart devices.

So, from the big city girl me enjoy this insight into the life of a country girl Jolyn Young..

She makes me want to get my tripod out you’re going to take my Nikon out on the open range and go shoot some pictures and go ride a horse! 

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

November 1st, 2016 9:50 a.m.

High definition wallpaper Images hand selected by Paulette Motzko from Zedge

Original shared story by Jolyn Young

Compiled by and text written by Paulette L Motzko

We are NOT MEANT TO STAY WOUNDED. We are supposed to move through our tragedies and challenges….

Image from Idabel Allende from Pinterest.

Image from KnowThyself on Facebook, from Pinterest.

Imahe from Katenorthrup.com on Pinterest. 

Caroline Myss says : “We are not meant to stay wounded. We are supposed to move through our tragedies and challenges and to help each other move through the many painful episodes of our lives. By remaining stuck in the power of our wounds, we block our own transformation. We overlook the greater gifts inherent in our wounds – the strength to overcome them and the lessons that we are meant to receive through them. Wounds are the means through which we enter the hearts of other people. They are meant to teach us to become compassionate and wise.”

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.american.spiritual.masters.daily

Compiled by Paulette L Motzko

October 25th, 2016

10:55 a.m.

Watch “Sweet Dreams:Bedtime Songs,Sleeping Music,Relaxing Music for Sleeping,Relax,Lullabies,Sleep Music” on YouTube

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=AT9UuZv77Uc&feature=share

The sweetest of dreams be yours everyone, until I bring you some more inspiration and hopefully make you think in ways you’ve never thought that has far-reaching effects in your life.

Changing your attitude and perspective is like throwing a tiny pebble in a placid pool.  The rippling effect continues long afterwards.

Image of Miss Motzko photographed by Paulette L. Motzko

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

High Definition Water Wallpaper Images by Zedge.com 

Compiled by Paulette L Motzko, Copyright October 2016


Relaxing Background Guitar Music & How Creating An Inspiring Environment by Paulette Motzko

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv1Yx3eFnEg&feature=share

I love this beautiful acoustic guitar play list.  

If you are a creative person just like I am, the key is to find out to flowing inspiration is to know in an intimate way what environment helps you create the best in yourself.

 Keep repeating it over and over again. What works for you will be different than anyone else. 

Things that inspire me are…

Beautiful natural surroundings are beautiful places

The Pacific Ocean

Majestic mountains

Enchanted Forest’s

Inspiring workplaces that are conducive to concentration

Special music playlist and help bring out the best in your artwork. This could be writing, this could be photography, this could be cooking or painting or some other art form.

The special place that everytime you go there you meet someone extraordinary. I have several places like that and I don’t even question what happens I just know it happens. Will meet someone who is absolutely extraordinary every time I go to this certain location. If you pay attention you’ll find then you can maximize the positives in your world. Just pay attention and follow your instincts and usually always steered in the right direction.

And lastly I do a lot of meditation everyday I’m prayer and centering thought hoping to create something I feel give something back to the universe, and will last long after I touched the face of God.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Painted Picture photographed & Created by Paulette Motzko

October 22, 2016

9:33 a.m.

 It’s a learning curve when you’re a writer or a photographer or an artist it would never put you in the right frame of mind, and helps you create the best that is in your soul- then do it.

Watch “Relaxing Harp Music: Help You Enhance Your Life, Sleep, Meditation, Spa, Study | Instrumental Background Music ★49” on YouTube

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=dCvEgqePl84&feature=share

This beautiful and serene video and soundtrack has water sounds on the music track with a solo harp.

The photo slide show is of nature scenes. 

I hope this adds some beauty and joy on your lives today.

Written and compiled by

 Paulette L Motzko 

Image photographed by Glenn Clayton.

Photo Editing and Digital Arts by Paulette Motzko 

Copyright October 2016

Meditation will work on anyone who has a functioning human nervous system. Oh you need to see intelligence to follow a few simple instructions. Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra says : “Meditation will work on anyone who has a functioning human nervous system. All you need is the intelligence to follow simple instructions. Even children as young as 4 and 5 have been taught to meditate successfully.”

Image created by and compiles by Paulette Motzko, PLM Studios

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Sharing Stellar Ideas Like  Monarch Butterflies Flying From My Hands to The World by Paulette L Motzko

This all began with me sharing a beautiful Chinese Proverb late in the day and having Jennie Fitzkee, who is a teacher, writer and blogger and wonderful human being comment on how wonderful it was can I share the proverb. See it said that through me  I made the proverb brand new again. 

And I told her that I had never heard it before so for me it was brand new. 

From there I tried to put into words what inspiration is to me. And,  for the first time I was able to actually define it in a way that accurately fits what I envision it to be.

I asked Jennie to email exactly what I wrote in my reply to her, and she did. Somehow when I replied to her on the WordPress Web platform,  my response was completely not visible to me, and they always are.

“Jennie, I had never heard it so for me it was sparkling brand new.  It is just so gratifying when I share something I know is meaningful here.  I have a photographic memory and am a visionary kind of person.  I picture me gently holding a monarch butterfly in my hand and seeing the beauty of it all…then letting it go free to shine it’s beautiful splendor on the world.  The audience of Totally Inspired Mind are like flowers in a garden, each unique in their own way, none more pretty than the next.  

When I get an idea I think is along the lines of good or great or empowering, the idea transforms into that “butterfly” that I briefly hold in my hands, admiring it, only to let it go free in hopes it will touch other’s lives to spread joy to them too.

  Jennie inspired me to write that, what I called on a new Board on Pinterest I created today called “Divine Inspiration”….

People can be a catalyst for incredible ideas and collaboration that would never have been had the two people met. I would have never believed that when I got the idea for Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate from a hotel room Huntington Beach after I realized I could no longer take care of my mother who had very acute Alzheimer’s disease. Mom required a 24 hour staff  instead of me. And the most liberating thing was realizing that and being blatantly honest with those realities.

I began focusing on only myself and putting myself number one, which was strange at first. I was giving everything I possessed as a human being with nothing coming back my way, and I had to quit before the flame was extinguished. The flame bein me.

Too many caregivers give so much of themselves there remains only a whisp of who they originally were before, with almost nothing left for themselves. That is all too common in the world. 

 I had the idea for this site but just never had a free moment to be able to think or concentrate on anything for longer than 5 minutes. I am not complaing, those were just the realities of helping my dear mother Ramona, now in heaven–I am glad I was there for here because she needed me, and this time’s with her are precious memories that will play back for all time with a smile on my face.

I wouldn’t ever have believed what began as my brain child where I could envision the greatest, most kind, big picture thinking people all getting together….and meeting one another….around a table set around the world.

It transformed from my vision to  a website to immediate skyrocket of passionate, Triple Winning people who instantly embraced my idea and loved it. 

The amount of effort that I’ve expended into it has comeback a thousandfold. It transformed from a caterpillar of an idea and through a kind of time-lapse metamorphosis, became a living, breathing wonderful entity. ….a very human thing because it is composed of imput and comments from all if you-my fabulous readers!

Image from Pinterest,  author unknown 

I have transformed into a completely different lady too, through the years, who is stronger and more capable and happier with a place I can truly call home.

Photographed by Montrelle Edwards

Photo Editing by Paulette Motzko

Copyright October 2016

Image of Paulette Motzko taken by Paulette Motzko

Thank you for continually inspiring me and adding so much richness to my life. 

You all are extraordinary, and very empowering, people.
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“Jennie, I had never heard it so for me it was sparkling brand new.  It is just so gratifying when I share something I know is meaningful here.  I have a photographic memory and am a visionary kind of person.  I picture me gently holding a monarch butterfly in my hand and seeing the beauty of it all…then letting it go free to shine it’s beautiful splendor on the world.  The audience of Totally Inspired Mind are like flowers in a garden, each unique in their own way, none more pretty than the next.  When I get an idea I think is along the lines of good or great or empowering it the idea transforms into that butterfly that I briefly hold in my hands, admiring it, only to let it go free in hopes it will touch other’s lives to spread joy to them too.  I have never been able to write that before Jennie.  You inspire me.  God bless you.”
Your exact words, Paulette.  Please let me know you got this email.
Jennie
 

Images found on Pinterest and I could not find the names of the photographers anywhere.


Paulette Motzko Welcome’s Cooler Days in The High Desert

Above image created by Paulette Motzko, Copyright September 2016

Photograph of Paulette Motzko taken by my manager friend who works at Blueberry Hill- when I first moved to Las Vegas. The background image was photographed by me in Vista, CA as I was walking down the street to go to the Vista Library and I loved the shapes of the leaves on the trees there. Vista in San Diego County is totally different than Orange County in that it is more hilly and has more types of lush green foliage.

The images were united last night with a sophisticated blending and blurting app I installed yesterday. 

So, in that photo three different times were involved and would different geographic locations.


Wherever you are today, take time to look at Nature’s Bountiful Colorful Gifts growing around you. 

Get out your camera and immortalize them.

A great photograph says the world without ever uttering a word. 

It is a silent, visual communicator.

Fall in Las Vegas, NV reminds me of just about every day in beautiful southern California with it’s cool Pacific Ocean breezes.

 I would much rather wear a jacket and be cool than sweat or bake like a human cookie in 115 degree heat.

One beautiful fall day I was able to see what Autumn looks like a New England in Vermont. I’ll never forget it because I was going on a business trip with no EX yes she really is a rocket scientist with bowling working on the Delta rocket. Later their marriage, because he traveled so much, I was able to go on a few trips with them and the hotel we stayed at was very strategically pickrf yo be by shopping and restaurants all walking distance-because I dont drive. I’m my mind”s eye, and I do have  very vivid memory, so I will paint the picture of what I saw on that serene afternoon in Vermont:

I was so fascinated with the fact that the towns were so quaint and Charming but nothing like the big city in Southern California that I was used to. All the properties had you Jones and green like as if you painted them or drew them with the kids Crayola crayon set in green. It it just rained and you could see a white Chapel, just like out of Currier and Ives that was so pristine and quaint and Charming maybe want to go inside look around. Hit my ex been a Christian guy and said agnostic we probably would have done just that. But the memories I have of Vermont in the autumn are so wonderful.

I wasn’t a published writer then and not one of my blogs had been created yet. This was 1990.  I want to go back either to Vermont in the Autumn in the future when the leaves are Ablaze with the colors of red, rest, dark green and the foliage comes in about every size and shape you can imagine.

When you grew up in the big city with nothing but towering palm trees that rise to the sky and beautiful blue expanses beaches and ocean- up and down the Pacific coast…. places like Vermont are refreshing, not so much even for the scenic countryside, but for the great and totally genuine people I met while passing through.

 People in small towns have more time and more patient and it’s like going back in time to a simpler, gentler time when people stayed off smartphones- because they didn’t exist and  made eye contact more and people were the most important thing.

There’s so many wonderful places but I want to go in the United States but I’ve seen just mere vignettes or samplers of what I know is to come.
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko