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Writing á la Pavlov

In previous weeks I’ve shared why I went AWOL for months, the need to rest, reflect and realign, how to re-figure your writing output, and how to avoid burnout in the first place. What if you’re ready to write again? … Continue reading

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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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For Writers Needing Some Fun, Try the Unschedule

I have a tight deadline, and I’m tired of working. I could also use some fun in my life. Can I have both? Yes! Back to What Works! Last year I tried the “Unschedule,” a technique for breaking through procrastination … Continue reading

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Writers Starting Right

Happy New Year! I don’t know what it is about having a CLEAN calendar, but it gives most people the urge to begin something new. Proof is well documented, though, that new year’s goals and resolutions rarely last through January. I’m … Continue reading

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Writers: Attitude Isn’t Everything

I talk a lot about having a positive attitude about the writing life, but your attitude isn’t everything. There’s no doubt about the power of a positive outlook–I would be the first to say so. Dealing with your self-doubts and writing … Continue reading

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