A New Year, A Fresh Start

I don't think I know anyone who wasn't happy to see the end of 2020. It was a tough year on so many levels. I'm sure 2021 is sure to be challenging as well, but a new year always brings hope. On a personal level, we each have an opportunity to set individual goals. New …

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Blank Screens and New Beginnings

I’m supposed to summit a piece for writer’s group on Tuesday but I can’t think of a single thing to write. Poetry? A short story? A brief essay? Do I go through some of my old writing and clean something up? That kind of feels like cheating, since I’ve haven’t written anything in so long. …

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Live Your Best Writing Life in 2019

If you’re like a lot of writers, you’ve probably put together a list of goals or resolutions for the New Year. Maybe you fell short of your goals last year and are hoping to do better in 2019. Or, maybe 2018 exceeded all expectations and you’re looking to repeat your success in the New Year. …

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Cleaning House Before NaNoWriMo

How many people out there are participating in NaNoWriMo? Raise your hands. Wow, that's a lot! Good for you! Those of you who are NOT participating probably have a variety of reasons for skipping it this year: You're already in the middle of another project and don't want to break your momentum to start something …

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The Art of Procrastination

This post is all about procrastination. In fact, my purpose for writing this post is so I can avoid working on my poem-in-progress and/or editing the first draft of my completed novel. Procrastination is an art. Well, it is if you work at it enough. All the things I ordinarily don't want to do suddenly …

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