Monthly Archives: October 2013

Considering Nanowrimo? Stay on track with the brilliant “the 90-day novel” by Alan Watt.

The energy behind Nanowrimo is so contagious, it is impossible to resist.  The premise is to complete 50,000 words in the month of November to “win.”  In order to reach that 50,000 word goal, a lot of writing gets included … Continue reading

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Judging a Book by its Cover

How do you pick the next novel you’re going to read?  Probably, it depends.  If you’re like me, you get recommendations from friends, read book reviews, go to your local bookstore and troll the “New Fiction” or “Recommended Reads” shelf.  … Continue reading

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Should you stand up to write?

Maybe you’ve heard about this trend to avoid sitting for long periods of time. Here’s what Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic says, “Researchers have linked sitting for long periods of time to…a cluster of conditions that includes increased … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Inspired

I spent last weekend in Ashland, Oregon — that lovely little town nestled between the Cascade and Siskiyou mountains where Shakespeare is King.  My husband and I have been going to Ashland for years.  We have friends from Northern California … Continue reading

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Writing in Ravenna

Rachel and I spend a lot of our writing time on Capitol Hill.  But once and a while we head out to other locations.  I found myself recently in the area just north of Seattle, near the University of Washington. … Continue reading

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