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The Space You Work In

Where do you do your writing? Do you have a dedicated space for it, or are you a nomad, roaming from table to couch to bed to desk? I tend to be very settled in my writing habits, i.e., I sit at the same space every day and work at my computer. Problem is, I’m […]

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Writing: Exhausting or Energizing?

A while ago, one of my wonderful clients mentioned that after a good writing session, she felt exhausted. Boy, could I identify with that, because I often have the same experience.  After a particularly intense stint at the computer, I sometimes feel like doing nothing more than crawling away and collapsing in a quivering heap. […]

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Bestseller Code

How to Write a Bestseller

I just finished reading a book that purports to share the secrets of writing a bestselling novel, and I found it fascinating. The BestSeller Code: Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel is by Jodie Archer and Matthew L. Jockers, and what it uses is text mining to uncover the shared elements of bestsellers.  As I understand […]

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