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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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Every Word Counts: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

Every Word Counts: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

In theatre, there are no throw away words. Each word counts. Great writing is the same. That’s how I edit (partly): what do these words actually mean? What do I want them to mean? I toss out the throw away […]

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Dealing with Rejection: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

Dealing with Rejection: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

Rejection is an unfortunate part of being a writer. And an actor. And, well, any sort of artist, really. So far this year, I’ve received two rejections from short story anthologies, and one from a character/role I really, really wanted. […]

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Making Plans: How Not to Fall Behind

Making Plans: How Not to Fall Behind

I still struggle at making plans. I’ve become better over time because of my husband; he can be very German and needs plans. My family, on the other hand, prefers to play things by ear, which can lead to no […]

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Celebrate Success

Celebrate Success

Celebrate your success. The little things will keep you going when the going gets tougher. And we all know that it will get tougher. I feel like I’ve talked about creative hours non-stop, but it looks like I just mentioned […]

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Writing Limbo: Responsibilities and Tough Decisions

Writing Limbo: Responsibilities and Tough Decisions

I have been in writing limbo for the last year, maybe longer. It has been a time of low output and high flakiness. I have flaked out on so many things. Including my writing group. As writers, we tend to […]

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