Category Archives: Research

How would you rediscover America?

Since I returned from my mini-Steinbeck odyssey, I’ve had the chance to read Peter Zheutlin’s (a festival guest speaker) soon-to-be-released book The Dog Went Over the Mountain. Motivated by John Steinbeck, Zheutlin took a cross-country trip in 2018 with his rescue dog Albie. The two traversed America in a convertible for over six weeks. Suffice…
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Will Travel Writing be in my Future?

Halfway through 2018, I made a strategic decision to take a break from writing parenting articles for a few years. I’m at that in-between stage, where my kids are adults (at least most days!) and I don’t have any grandchildren yet. Once I finish up two current projects, the world is my oyster. So-what to write…
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Procrastination Rarely Pays Off!

A writer’s job is to write-right? Though this seems self-evident, it’s amazing how easy it is to let a day, a week, or even a month, go by without actually writing anything of real merit. There has been plenty of advice dispensed about how hard it is for writers that work at home to self-motivate…
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Five Things I Learned About Writing a Book

Draft a Table of Contents This will give you the structure you need to stay on track. It is quite easy to meander away from your topic and find yourself on a totally different path than where you began. That said, don’t think of the TOC as a static document. My co-author and I revised…
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