Author Archives: writeinseattle

About writeinseattle

Two Seattle writers examining the writer's life.

Tweak the way you think about writing a novel

I’m ready to get rolling on my writing projects again. But how to make this year different? I’ve got a few simple tips to get make your writing more productive and satisfying. The first way to tweak your thinking is to … Continue reading

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Judging a Book By Its Cover, and Title!

I’ve recently become intrigued with the idea and practice of mindfulness. A couple of my friends and two of my favorite relatives recommended this to me. Of course, I realize that mindfulness practice is most likely included on the full … Continue reading

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Embarking on fall writing with a planner

I love any reason to begin again, and the last best one of the year is the start of school.  I’ve walked past my writing space all summer looking wistfully in at the books, piles of clutter and the welcoming … Continue reading

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Welcome Home

I have just been through the most challenging several months of my life so far. Without going into all the gory details, suffice to say that facing a loved one’s grim health diagnosis, medical emergencies attendant to that, spending way … Continue reading

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Have you read The House Girl by Tara Conklin?

In all my ideas about how to jump-start my writing again, I forgot to notice that I hadn’t been reading much fiction in the past six months.  I read blog posts all the time and articles, and lots of non-fiction. … Continue reading

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Are weekends bad for writers?

I exchanged some friendly conversation with the guy running the register at my grocery store and asked him if he was looking forward to the weekend.  He stuck the asparagus into my bag and paused to tell me, “People think I’m … Continue reading

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The Life-Changing Potential of One Small Annoying Book

I’m moving. Not out of Seattle, but  to different house in a new neighborhood. Any of you who have been through this process probably had a reaction to that first sentence. Maybe a negative one because moving is hard, and it’s emotional.  … Continue reading

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