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Done Doesn’t Actually Mean “Done”

Done Doesn’t Actually Mean “Done”

So you’re done. You finished your novel – edited, received feedback, revised. You’ve polished it to within an inch of it’s life and made it as good as you can. If you never see it again, it will be too […]

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Done: An Exercise in Letting Go

Done: An Exercise in Letting Go

Done is such a weird feeling. I finished typing The Damn Novel. Someone asked me about it, then suggested it might be Spirited Away in noir, or Neverwhere in Tokyo. I’m not convinced the comparisons are apt, but I love […]

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Fear of New Beginnings

Fear of New Beginnings

Is there a term for the fear of new beginnings? Or perhaps it’s more a fear of endings. (I just finished reading Carrie Jones’s Need* series, in which the main character “collects” phobias and recites them when nervous or scared.) […]

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To Quiet Those Pesky Insecurities: Do

To Quiet Those Pesky Insecurities: Do

My apologies for this post being late today! This week got away from me early and I’ve been playing catch up (badly!) since Monday. Since the beginning of January I’ve been in a topsy turvy head space–that’s the best way […]

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Inner Critic: Adventures in Research

Inner Critic: Adventures in Research

The other day, I asked a question. Now, asking questions on social media isn’t always the wisest thing to do, but I did not know how to tackle this topic. So I made use of my many friends who might. […]

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Vocation Stations

Vocation Stations

Kathleen has a post for us this week on something I’d never heard of: vocation stations. The name is unfamiliar, but but having one makes for an incredibly useful writing tool. In her book Refuse to Choose, Barbara Sher suggests […]

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