How long should writing your book take?

We live in an Amazon Prime, Netflix, fast food, “I want it NOW” kinda world. Life moves fast, and when we decide we want something, we generally can get it fairly quickly. No more waiting for a movie to come out or the VHS to get returned to Blockbuster. We just stream it. We get…

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Fixing my Blog

Over this summer, I realized that I miss my blog and writing the, “Huh, here’s what I’m thinking or observing about life” pieces that I used to write regularly. My blog is where I found my voice. It started on a free wordpress(dot)com site ten years ago, and I still well remember the terror I…

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Writing for Clarity

I’ve spent much of my career teaching writing, whether it was in a formal classroom setting or working with clients on their writing. And, I write everyday, between journaling, blogs, podcast episodes, emails, novels, and a non-fiction project. Communicating with others (and myself) through the written word is what I do, who I am, and what I…

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Hitting the Writing Wall and Blasting Through

How many new pieces do you start in a year? Can you even answer that question? Or is it too many to count? In my experience, the number tends to be high. Why? Because creatives ooze great ideas and stories, and starting stories is the fun part of writing. Anything can happen. Creativity soars. Then,…

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