Monthly Archives: August 2011

Wednesday Writing Prompt: Dialogue

The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium. —Norbet Platt Journaling can offer us the space we need to reflect on … Continue reading

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The War of Art: A Reflection

It’s been a crazy week in the world, with earthquakes, hurricanes, and flooding. Take the chaos in the world, add in the stress of our personal lives, and it can be hard to settle down and write. Today’s tip is … Continue reading

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Overcome Decision Fatigue and Write More

I’m writing this on Thursday at 5:00 PM. Like my sweet dog Muffin Man, pictured above, I’d rather be napping. I’d intended to blog this morning, but I had to go to the doctor, do laundry, monitor the kids, attend … Continue reading

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Summer Reading: Romance Novels

Full confession I’ve been writing about and recommending books for years, but there are whole genres I do not read. For example, I do not read romance novels. Well, not really. I will admit to spending some wonderful days with chick … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: 140 Words or Less

Welcome, writers! Don’t forget to join us today at 12:00 PM CDT for the Write Now! Mastermind class with author Kelly Stone on learning how to integrate writing into our daily lives. On the call, I will be giving away … Continue reading

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Writing Down the Bones: A Reflection

Are you writing? Tomorrow at the Write Now! Mastermind Class, author Kelly L. Stone will join us to talk about how to integrate writing into our daily lives. She’s the author of several books for writers including, LIVING WRITE: The Secret to … Continue reading

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Is Writing Making Me Fat, part 2

Earlier this week, I read the article, “Excessive Sitting Linked to Premature Death in Women.” According to the article, “Females who sat the longest and exercised the least had twice the risk of death compared with women who recorded more … Continue reading

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Guest Post: On Submitting Well by Jeanne Lyet Gassman

At writing conferences, I have heard about the friendly world of bloggers, especially those who blog about books and writing. In the past few weeks, I have been spending a lot of time on Twitter, getting to know other writers … Continue reading

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Help! I need to find time to write!

I want to be writing—revising last year’s NaNo project—but I am inundated by tasks and of course, I still have to work! My son has grown an inch in every direction, and I need to buy him clothes. My 9-year-old … Continue reading

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On Writing Well: A Reflection

Today’s tip is our first guest author tip. I welcome Pamela Bitterman who reflects on the writing text, On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser. If you’d like to be a guest author for the … Continue reading

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