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Tips, guidelines and leads from fellow writers

5 Ways to Spot and Avoid Bad Writing Markets

I still remember that summer afternoon when my mother came upstairs to find me weeping into my pillow. I was 20 years old, and I had just discovered that my boyfriend had been two-timing me. I also remember my mother’s … Continue reading

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Writers! Write to your own body rhythm

When my late mother met my then-boyfriend, she shared some maternal advice. “She’s a pure devil in the mornings,” she said, nodding toward me (I thought all devils were impure, but … anyway).  Then, my mother proceeded to describe those childhood … Continue reading

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Busy, Guilt-Ridden Writers! Write What You Can

Two weeks ago I attended an after-work spiritual retreat at Rolling Ridge, a  retreat facility and conference center that’s located only about a half-hour from my office. It had been a hectic week, so I welcomed this chance to kick … Continue reading

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Tax Preparation for Writers: Tips and Zen and Pain

If you haven’t prepared your tax return yet, check out this great article on tax returns for artists, complete with an expense checklist for writers. This CPA’s site and ebook have all the info you need (note: this is not my own … Continue reading

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Writers dish on balancing writing with work and family

I’m delighted to announce that Alizah Salario, a freelance journalist from Brooklyn, NY, is the winner of my signed book, Writer with a Day Job. All of the names were entered for a random drawing. Check out Alizah’s work at … Continue reading

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Writers, Join this book giveaway by sharing your tips

This week I was lucky enough to be featured at The Writer’s Place, a spiffy blog by writer Nancy Christie. Then, today, the interview gets included in Help for Writers. I enjoyed the entire Writers Place interview, but I was … Continue reading

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Thanks (giving) for my writing life

“It’s Thanksgiving,” he said down the payphone. His American voice sounded woken-up cranky.  “So my roommates are off work and gone home. ‘Like, Thanksgiving’s a holiday over here.”  Oh, come on, I wanted to say.  I mean, with nobody getting born or killed or risen … Continue reading

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Should You Come Out (as a writer) at Work?

It’s happened again. This morning, my Google Alert told me that my name had been mentioned somewhere out there in the cyber galaxy. Was it a glowing online review? Some writer blogger mentioning or  (or damning–who knows?) my book for … Continue reading

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On Valentine’s and Beyond: How to Woo (and love) a Writer

10 Ways to Woo (and love) a Writer 1.       Forgive our occasional social gaffes, like when we  gaze off mid-dinner and mid-sentence to let that bistro meal grow cold. We’re not ignoring you. Honest.  We’re writing. Or eavesdropping.  Same thing. 2.       When we’re doing … Continue reading

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Writers Conferences – Are They Worth It?

This week I am delighted to welcome Loretta Worters, a New York City writer who also works full time (plus) as vice president of communications for a national non-profit. In addition to her day job, Loretta is completing her literary … Continue reading

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