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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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What I Learned On My Writer’s Vacation

Vacations used to make me feel guilty. And by “vacation,” I don’t mean my twice or three-times-a-year trips to a writers retreat. Yes, those trips are super relaxing, but only after the day’s writing gets done.  No, I’m talking about those sun, … Continue reading

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Writers: Oh, We of Little Faith

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The nuns at my convent secondary school said I’d lost it. Faith, that is. I had lost my faith. I only believed in things … Continue reading

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Writing and the day job — It’s enough to make your hair curl

“Standing there at my car, the cop’s lips twitched. He was trying not to laugh. At me. Once again, I was driving to work with a head full of large, blue hair curlers … “ So goes my recent post at … Continue reading

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A More Palatable Sandwich–Writing, Parenting and Elder Care

This week, I have the great pleasure of welcoming Katherine Hauswirth, a working mother and professional writer from Connecticut. Katherine is the author of Harriet’s Voice: A Writing Mother’s Journey, available through amazon.com or offthebookshelf.com.  As well as being a working … Continue reading

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Help Wanted: Love Potion # 5

Look who’s dropped on by! It’s T.J. Alexian, who is one of the working authors interviewed in “Writer with a Day Job.”  T.J.  (a pen name) works full time in Public Relations and is the author of three novels. He’s the father of … Continue reading

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Our Just Desserts (Psst! No Calories)

  When I published “Writer with a Day Job” (Writers Digest Books, 2011), I hoped that it would instigate us day-job writers to get chatting and sharing our strategies for balancing work with writing. Or I thought that some readers might comment on the book’s tutorials … Continue reading

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Writer with a Day Job – Welcome

Creative Writing: You want the Side Salad with That? I got the idea for the book,  “Writer with a Day Job” while sitting outside my office building.  This was the corporate building (I have since switched jobs) where I made my living, to … Continue reading

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