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Been working

On the next piece about Gary Marshall all afternoon and evening, fourth draft so far and I’m still not happy with it. There’s just something… Missing. 30 more words

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5 Things Only Writers Who Are Human Monsters Understand

I thought I knew plenty of writers, but then I read a number of listicles online about what writers are really like, and apparently now I have to reconsider. 278 more words

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Writing with All Six Senses

In just a few days my husband and I leave home once again for Oaxaca, having visited just last year and decided it’s the kind of place we want to spend more time. 416 more words

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When Not Writing Becomes An Art Form...

I’m a list-maker. I have lists everywhere. Scribbled on scraps of papers and post-its.  Written and neatly numbered in notebooks. Multiples notebooks. Typed in the notes section of my iPhone. 492 more words


More on "The Writing Life" with Annie Dillard

One of the things I love about Annie Dillard’s book “The Writing Life” is how it addresses both the drudgery and the ecstasy of writing, the torment and bliss, the good days and the bad. 2,733 more words


How Aspiring Writers Sabotage Themselves

This is something I discuss, at length, in the upcoming Evil Toad Press Guide to Self Publishing: how aspiring writers sabotage themselves, and how they can stop.   728 more words


Reading, Writing, and Roosevelt

When you gather a lot of information, there’s always some left on the cutting room floor.  I began tagging things I’d read about Theodore Roosevelt’s language development early on; some I used in my book, and some I didn’t.  624 more words

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