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Lessons in Humility and Geography

I was given an introduction to an agent through a friend of a friend, so I sent out the first three chapters and very quickly got a response asking for the full manuscript. Trying not to get my hopes up … Continue reading

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Tools for Writers: Write or Die

Another writing tool I use, and which I discovered through NaNoWriMo, is Write or Die. In fact I’m using it to write this post (Remember the old Palmolive ad: You’re soaking in it?). Write or Die is a program that … Continue reading

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Tools for Writers: NaNoWriMo

I’m good with work deadlines — always have been. ¬†Give me an ¬†executive who needs a twenty-minute presentation for a meeting next week and I can hit the outline, first draft, second draft, and polish dates while making sure the … Continue reading

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Talking About Death

It’s always there, death, but we don’t often speak about it, and when it shows up close to home — affecting family or friends, making us catch our breath as we read the newspaper or watch the evening news — … Continue reading

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The Yellow Volkswagen: In Writing, Every Detail Counts

I subscribe to The Writer’s Almanac, which means that every day I get a poem and some snippets of information on writers, thinkers, people who have made a difference in the world. I often come away with inspiration and advice, … Continue reading

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