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How To Get Your Writing Done

So, you have a book…or an article…or a story that you’d like to write. (Right? Because otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this.)  And you need to get that book finished, that story done.  How to accomplish such a thing?  How to make room in your schedule to get it written? To my mind, there are […]

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Reviewing Your 2013 Writing Life

So, we've got two days until the new year, and I don't know about you, but I've been busy thinking about 2014.  I have so many writing goals I want to accomplish–novels and stories to get out in the world, and classes and products to offer here on the blog.  So this year I'm trying […]

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Losing My Mojo, or, A Ray of Light

There was an article in the Sunday Oregonian yesterday about all the crises we face in the world–the oil spill, war, the economy–and how they are getting people down. No, duh. Usually I am immune to the tyranny of news stories.  Aware, but immune. Lately, though, I've let it all get me down.  Yesterday, as […]

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Imperfect Action

A friend writes from flood-weary Nashville that she is sometimes writing only one word a day as clean up progresses.  Imperfect action. I set writing one paragraph a day on the next novel as my goal.  Imperfect action. You sit down to work on your memoir and the words tumble out onto the page in […]

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The Party’s Over

The last few weeks, I've been running a feature called Festive Fridays on, well, Fridays. But, I have to say, the party has been a bit of a dud.  Or at least it seems so to me.  The posts don't get any comments and I'm certainly not receiving breathless emails urging me to keep them […]

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