Category Archives: writing and publishing

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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Writing about Tough Stuff (and then getting on with your day?)

I’m writing my first book-length memoir. It’s something I thought I would never, ever write–that I would never have the stomach for.  But I am writing it. I feel compelled to write it. It’s called “What Brought You Here,” and it’s the … 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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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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New Year’s Resolutions for Writers: Ernest Hemingway’s “Truest Sentence”

Should some writing come with a “made-in-China” label? In our digitized 21st century, how much of our writing is too cheap, too quick and too disposable? Has the sheer volume of digitized, podcast, broadcast and hard-copy content spawned a  24/7 … 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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Balancing writing with a career in publishing

Today I’m delighted to chat with Stephanie Grossman, who hails from the Hudson Valley area of New York and commutes to her publishing job in NYC. Stephanie has a bachelor’s degree in English literature and a minor in business (just … Continue reading

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