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How the Chunky Method Saved My Life

A couple of months ago, after being sick and traveling and meeting two book deadlines, I stalled when given some unwelcome health news which required tests and more tests. I got really, really behind on an adult mystery, and for … Continue reading

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Jane Austen and Me

I’ve been thinking about Jane Austen a lot since visiting her home in Chawton, England, in September. Another time and another place, but some lessons to learn that apply to me as a writer today. Kinship of Writers Jane’s home … Continue reading

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Writing Momentum: the Unexpected Bonus

During the six weeks so far of running the October-November writing challenges, I have rarely missed writing daily. My goal for putting my writing firstĀ each day was to accumulate more pages. Despite a couple of personal setbacks, that has certainly … Continue reading

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Borrowing Habits

Did you ever wish you could magically transfer some good habits from one area of your life and apply them to your writing? You probably can! The “successful role model” in the quote at the left could be you. Who, … Continue reading

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Stage 4: Maintaining Long-Term Success

At last, success! If you’ve taken time to do each of the previous steps, congratulate yourself. It’s been time well spent. But if you’ve done the work, you want it to last. That brings us to Stage 4 for making … Continue reading

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