Category Archives: Writer’s Life

Has Your Creativity Run Aground?

The Problem Doing the same things over and over but expecting a different result is one definition of insanity.  In the pursuit of a writing career, it’s also a recipe for giving up in despair. Despite all your “working hard,” … Continue reading

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A Rose by Any Other Name . . .

I love gardening.  I love it with a passion I find hard to explain, although I’m going to try. Gardening has given me back all four seasons.  I used to snarl at summer, just waiting it out and yearning for … Continue reading

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4 Things About Eggs

Recently I read a blogpost by a new writer bristling with pride because she wrote both nonfiction and fiction in about five different genres. She thought she was protecting herself and her career in case one genre tanked. This approach … Continue reading

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Stay Tuned

Do you want to know the super secret handshake of publishing? Well, I’m about to let you in on it. No matter how complex the music, you’ve got to resonate to your own inner tuning fork, that sense that lets … Continue reading

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How Do You Know You’re Ready To Go Indie?

Do you know the process you use when making decisions?  Are you a list-making fiend?   A feet-first jumper?  Or do you hide at the back of the crowd to watch?  Do you second-guess yourself? Or are you confident once … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Limber Up Your Muse

 From musicians to pulp fiction writers, protecting the pathway into your unconscious is an essential act for all creatives. Yet most of us fail to give our muse much respect until it shuts down. The muse is often referred to … Continue reading

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Beneath the Skin

Have you ever been told that you need to get a thicker skin? The gospel according to “those in the know” is that all artists must learn to take criticism,  rejections, and bad reviews in stride. The military model of … Continue reading

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