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Procrastination Rears Its Ugly Monster Head

Procrastination Rears Its Ugly Monster Head

The procrastination monster has returned! Time to cower in my blanket fort and listen to the whoosh of missed deadlines. How have I procrastinated? Let me count the ways: 1. Baby Stuff Two months out from our baby-day estimate, I […]

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Novel in 90: Writing’s Not About Wordcount

Novel in 90: Writing’s Not About Wordcount

I’ve run into my first major issue with Novel in 90 as a program. Writing’s not about wordcount; it’s about story. Let me elaborate. The Broken Starts I finally started writing, post vacation and associated recovery, and my first opening…I […]

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Everyone Needs A Cheerleader

Everyone Needs A Cheerleader

Do you have a cheerleader? I mean someone who sees value in the most random, off-the-wall ideas and is ready to jump in with you head-first. Someone creatively safe – someone you know you can share any idea with and […]

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Con Musings

Con Musings

As of today it’s T-7 days before When Words Collide begins. This will be my 5th year attending—I’m surprised by that after counting on my fingers. The adage is true: time flies. I still have to carefully plan which panels […]

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Novel in 90: Bullet Journal for Writers

Novel in 90: Bullet Journal for Writers

One thing I knew for Novel in 90 is that I wanted to have a bullet journal dedicated to it. Googling bullet journal for writers, I got close to what I wanted but I needed a system of my own. […]

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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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