Monthly Archives: December 2011

Practicing Gratitude

I’m a big fan of the book, Thanks: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier by Robert A. Emmons. Professor Emmons and his colleague Professor Mike McCullough have conducted many gratitude studies. They first looked at the effects of gratitude … Continue reading

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Happy Hanukkah and Winter Solstice Eve. We are baking and wrapping and enjoying some quiet time. This morning, my ten-year-old daughter helped with the drawing, and we have three winners. Congratulations! Please email me your snail mail address as soon … Continue reading

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Get Idle

Last week on Facebook, someone shared a blog post from Marc and Angel Hack Life titled, 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself. While I agreed with much of the post, I was not crazy about #11: Stop being idle. … Continue reading

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Look! It’s an Idea: Moving from Premise to Plot

Today, I am delighted to welcome Janice Hardy to The Write Now! Coach Blogs. Janice is the author of three books of fantasy. Today she is here to teach us how to move from a great idea to a workable … Continue reading

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Books For Writers

Need some more ideas for books to give the writers in your life? Here are three great options. And here’s the best part: I’m giving away a copy of each book! Read on to learn how you can win. For … Continue reading

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Inspiring Gifts for Writers

So it’s Wednesday, otherwise known as writing prompt day over here at Write Now! Coach. Instead of offering a prompt today, I’m providing a list of great books to inspire the writers on your list to keep writing! You may … Continue reading

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The Art of Procrastination

I’m delighted to welcome my friend and colleague Peg Rousar-Thompson to the blog. Last summer at WriteCamp Milwaukee, she spoke about the art of procrastination—and I thought it would make a great blog post. Enjoy! The Art of Procrastination by Peg … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Virtual Party Winners!

Yes, we have winners for the NaNoWriMo Write-A-Thon Virtual party! Congrats to all who wrote and finished their NaNoWriMo project. You rock and deserve HEAPS of prizes. So if you did not win in this round of prizes, you have … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Rest and Recover!

The day after I finished NaNoWriMo, I got up early and wrote. But I was tired. Here’s what author and marathon runner Hal Higdon says about a runner’s need for recovery: “Generally, it takes a minimum of two to three … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Join the Virtual Party!

Hey fellow NaNo winners: have you started celebrating yet? I have. On Tuesday night, I went to a Brandi Carlile concert. On Wednesday, I took the morning off to see the Impressionism exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum. I’d hoped … Continue reading

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