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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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Writing after Major Losses

After I’d been publishing for a number of years, I had an eight-year period where major personal and professional losses piled on each other. During this time, I had four surgeries in thirteen months and took on extra work to … Continue reading

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Writing Life: the Reality

“Life is difficult,” wrote M. Scott Peck in his famous book The Road Less Traveled. “This … is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it… Once it is accepted, the fact that life is … Continue reading

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Writers: Choose Your Friends Wisely

As I pack my bag this week to head off to the “Sharing Our Hope” workshop, I give thanks for the writers I know that will be there and the new writing friends I expect to make.  We writers need … Continue reading

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Silent Sabotage

The writing is flowing, you’re accomplishing your daily word counts, you’re in the flow! Then, without warning, you take a nose dive. You spiral downward to crash and burn. Your writing comes to a screeching halt. Why? Silent Sabotage This … Continue reading

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