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Steve Martin's writing block as comedy writer for the Smothers Brothers

While Steve Martin’s engaging book Born Standing Up is primarily about his incredible standup comedy career, it also gives the reader an informative glimpse into the life of a comedy writer.   251 more words

Tips For Overcoming Writer's Block And Procrastination

Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

Steve Martin’s autobiography of his life from childhood through his successful stand-up career is charming, insightful, at times sad and, not surprisingly, hilarious. He nostalgically walks us through his childhood jobs—selling programs at Disneyland, working in the magic shop, his early stage shows and comedy gigs—all which had a big influence on his later showbiz career. 466 more words

Gone Focusing: Day 13

Day 13 of 40.

A brief Sabbath edition.

Re-Potted an orchid.  Next, let’s get this thing to flower again.

Read Steve Martin’s Memoir “Born Standing Up. 46 more words


3 Things You Need to Know to Achieve Your Goals (Or, What I Learned from Steve Martin)

It’s a new year, and with it comes the opportunity to be a new you. What are your dreams? How will you achieve them? Have you set any goals? 690 more words


Standing Down

One of my all-time favorite movies is Roxanne, a spoof on Cyrano de Bergerac; it’s one of the best things ever done. But don’t go and look up the trailer – it’ll ruin the surprise right at the beginning. 788 more words

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