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Saying Goodbye to Terry Pratchett

Thursday, March 12, 2015, was a sad day for me. For it was the day that Sir Terry Pratchett, creator of Discworld, satirical-humanist extraordinaire, and… 579 more words

The Creative Life

5 Things Amanda Palmer Taught Me About Success

If you asked my husband who I would invite to one of those hypothetical dream dinners people talk about, he would tell you, without hesitation, “That Amanda Palmer chick.” He knows her music from the first note and may be able to quote from her TED Talk, … 744 more words

Amanda Palmer

Writer's Block

“Well…balls. Really big, hairy balls.”

I say this as I stare at a blank portion of screen in Microsoft Word. The sentences of past writing sessions stream before and after this space, for pages and pages, but I cannot marvel at their existence now. 402 more words

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Why Do We Meditate?

Here’s the text from the drawing, revised (sliced down) into something that makes sense on its own:

These are the things I have not managed to get out or get through otherwise. 457 more words


Running a Writing Life ~ The Writ-Simple Series #2

The worst part of running is getting out the door. Likewise, the worst part of writing is getting in front of the page.

There are myriad ways to trick oneself into the deed (I like the tea-and-cookies method). 333 more words


An Unmade Bed: Living the Messy Process

About a month ago, my friend Kim wrote an excellent blog post about writing in the morning. I read it at the beginning of January, on a train ride from New York to New Haven. 328 more words

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