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Post-WWC 2017 Check-In

Post-WWC 2017 Check-In

If you’ve been following us for a while, you know I love to do a write-up about my When Words Collide experience. This year, as I explained in this previous post, I decided to take a light approach. I did […]

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Politics Of Art; or, Don’t Piss Off Writers

Politics Of Art; or, Don’t Piss Off Writers

Politics here in the US have become a circus at best, and a nightmare most of the time. To borrow a friend’s brilliant expression: it is a Trumpster fire. When millions of lives – to one extent or another – […]

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Audience, Pros and Cons

Audience, Pros and Cons

Coming out of my post last week about inspired versus forced words, I was trying to figure out why I’ve struggled with certain projects lately yet excelled with others. The one story I had been opening weekly and adding meagre words […]

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Twitter Wisdom, Well Timed and Much Needed

Twitter Wisdom, Well Timed and Much Needed

I’ve had downtime in the last week, and with downtime comes Twitter scrolling. Lots of Twitter scrolling. And in the writing world, some great wisdom keeps popping up. Wisdom #1: The myth that you have to write every day in […]

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Impostor Syndrome is Evil and Universal

Impostor Syndrome is Evil and Universal

I saw an image floating around Facebook in the past week with some words from Neil Gaiman on Impostor Syndrome. He was attending where he didn’t feel like he measured up, despite his fame and success. Then in conversation with […]

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Be Kind To Yourself: A Reminder

Be Kind To Yourself: A Reminder

In case you didn’t pick up on it in my last post, frustration has abounded lately. Remembering to be kind to myself has been difficult, to say the least. Self-kindness (or self-care – they’re often the same) can feel counterintuitive. I […]

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