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Be a Rebel: Read What You Want to Read!

At the beginning of every new year, I make a list of middle-grade books I should read and study, since that’s the genre in which I write. They are award winners mostly, or books recommended as “must reads.” Most teachers … Continue reading

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Running on Adrenaline

Writing requires energy. Life requires energy! What fuel are you running on? Many people these days are frantically running from place to place, working too many hours, volunteering for too many projects, working nights and weekends (partly) because of a … Continue reading

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Drains in Disguise

I was wrong–again. For twenty years, I’ve told students and wannabe writers that you have to put the writing first! Do it before other things take over your day. Fight the impulse to clean your kitchen first, or straighten your … Continue reading

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How to Create the “Not To-Do” List

Back in March, I wrote about pruning some things from life in order to have more time to write. (See my former post “The ‘Not To-Do’ List”.) In order to make time for anything new in your life, it requires … Continue reading

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It’s All in the Numbers

Here you go!┬áSeven ways to help you get the writing done–and sold! 6 Things You Should Know About the Publishing World 7 Deadly Sins of Writing 5 Reasons Why You Need to Get Better at Saying ‘No’ 10 Essential Rules … Continue reading

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