Category Archives: Writing process

How busy authors work, write, and keep writing.

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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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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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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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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Writers, Learn Lots from a Wind Chime

“Where did we get that new wind chime? I asked my husband. We had just brewed some Saturday morning coffee, so my brain was still in sludge mode. Sitting there on our back deck, he peered over his coffee mug at … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing: Blog Hop on Writers’ Work in Progress

Week 8: The Next Big Thing: Work in Progress Thank you to Donna at Girl Who Reads who invited me to join this blog hop, in which writers dish a little on our current work in progress. Thanks, too, to the other … 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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