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.

BE IT A BIG CITY CHRISTMAS LIKE WHERE I LIVE OR A QUAINT COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, BE GREATLY BLESSED! Paulette Motzko 

Describe your Christmas or holiday and how you celebrate in your part of the world.

Paulette L Motzko








Images of Tivoli Village in Summerlin, Nevada by Paulette Motzko Copyright PLM Studios December 2016


Do you live in a big city like I do? Share what it looks like at this Winter wonderland time of year in words. 

Do you live in the country away from the hustle and bustle of city lights, where it’s quiet enough to hear crickets chirp at night? 

Share what your holiday looks like and feels like seeing  through your unique eyes. 

If you make your words picturesque enough you won’t need photos and instead will allow the readers to use that great, underused thing called “their imaginations.”

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Me at The Canonita, Mexico City Soul Food restaurant at The Venetian.

Surreal lookingsuspended in the air in the Bellagio Conservatory.This was the hardest to photograph and actually have it come in clear and it took quite a bit of photo editing to really make it look 3-D like it does.

Me at The Bellagio Conservatory last night with Leonardo Valencia behind the camera.

All the  polar bears you see are covered with flowers!

Another winning photo “Leo” Leonardo Valencia took while at The Bellagio last night. They decorate the several times a year and people come from all over the world to admire and take photos.




Above image was photographed by the talented Leonardo Valencia and all Photo editing and Digital Graphic arts was done by Paulette Motzko, Copyright December 2016.


Remaining photo illustrations photographed by Leonardo Valencia and Digital graphic arts and photo editing by Paulette Motzko, Copyright December 2016


If you don’t celebrate Christmas then I simply wish you peace and love and all the blessings in the world this holiday and beyond.

Written and Compiled by Paulette L Motzko, Copyright December 2016