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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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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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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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Winter pleasures in Seattle

Although I find my time for reading and writing has decreased before winter break, once we are headed toward New Year’s, I expect to dip into many exciting new books and re-visit some old friends too. On my list for … Continue reading

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What to say at your High School Reunion (for writers)

High School Reunion.  Those three words are going to strike some emotion in you, whether it be fear, excitement, depression, curiosity or annoyance.  A 10-year reunion or above brings you face to face with what you’ve accomplished over the elapsed time … Continue reading

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The very first page of your novel

Honestly, its been a battle this week between end-of-the-school year errands, writing the blog and the fun challenge of picking out eye-glasses frames from Warby Parker.  But I’ve still got to write my pages, and  to re-think the very first one. … Continue reading

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Playing with words and goals in “The Desire Map.”

As I ease into the beginning of another writing year, I didn’t want to write the same old goals down.  Write every day, finish book, sell book.   So instead, I’m having fun with a new way of setting goals … Continue reading

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