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A Writer’s Miscellany

I kind of love the word miscellany, whose official definition according to the Google is ” a group or collection of different items, a mixture.”  It sounds charming and old-school and like it would be said by a schoolmarm wearing a Little House on the Prairie outfit.  And honestly? The word and all its implications […]

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Rain or Shine Readings

My business partner Debbie and I have volunteered to take over the organization of a local reading series.  It was begun last year by a mystery writer and when he moved away, one of our local writing groups, the Oregon Writer's Colony, took it over.   The series is held at a coffee shop close […]

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Trust the Reader

I was on the phone with one of my writing coaching clients (who just so happens to be a kick-ass SciFi adventure writer). "I'm enjoying your book," he said. I thanked him. "I think my wife is enjoying it even more.  She keeps stealing it from me." I allowed as how this didn't surprise me, […]

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Move Your Mind, Too

This morning I was reading one of the five million newsletters I subscribe to and the topic was about moving your body.    It was yet one more call to exercise regularly and talked about how establishing this habit is easier than you think, because our bodies are made to move. I'll second that.  I know […]

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