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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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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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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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Working Time and Writing Time. What’s In-Between?

“Tuesday is the day before hump day. Thursday is one day after hump day. Except Friday is WOOOH!!! FREEDOM!!! Day, Saturday is Mostly Hungover day, and Sunday is PreDoom day.” From: Urban Dictionary I’m voting for a change in the … Continue reading

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Stop Worrying and Write that Book

A warm welcome to author Lori Rader Day who shares her experience and gives savvy advice on creative writing while working a day job.     Lori won Good Housekeeping’s first short story contest and the 2008 Chris O’Malley Prize in … 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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