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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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Wise Words: Persistence in Writing

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Nothing. So today I’m bringing you three recent posts on the topic of persistence in writing. Each article approaches the subject in a slightly different way. All are though-provoking and … Continue reading

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Unlocking Your Potential

Winston Churchill once said, “Continuous effort–not strength or intelligence–is the key to unlocking our potential.” I believe he’s right. Over the years, the writers I’ve seen succeed weren’t the most talented. They were the ones who refused to give up. … Continue reading

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Press On to Finish Strong

Typically, writing students are excited two times: at the very beginning of the writing course and again at the end (because they are graduating and/or being published.) Book writers are also excited at the beginning of a project (when their … Continue reading

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Staying Afloat in ToughTimes

Recent events–the economic recession plus all the changes in publishing–have left many writers in a quandary. Is being a writer still a viable option to earn a living? To quell the rising panic, it helps me to remember that things … Continue reading

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