Category Archives: self-motivation

Sometimes Less Really is More

I've always been a list person. Traditionally I’ve had multiple lists, a notebook full of them-for different work projects, business tasks, and home and personal chores. This system worked great until my mom died, the ultimate loss in a long string of them. One day I woke up and discovered that I was drowning in…
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A Humorous Look at the Writing Life from the AWP18 Conference

Because it’s Monday and I’m still recovering from a weekend of yardwork, this post is going to be about a less serious, but still relevant and useful, topic at the AWP18 conference. The discussion was titled “The Worst Writing Advice I Ever Got”.  Amazingly, bad advice is a huge part of the writing life. It’s…
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Writing when the road is a rocky one

My mother passed away in April. As is often the case, her death was both expected and a total shock to those of us who loved her. Intellectually I knew that losing my last remaining parent would be tough. But I didn’t realize how much it would impact me emotionally. The learning curve has been…
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Taking Stock in September

Labor Day has come and gone and it’s back to work for most of us. But, before you get into your fall routine, take a few minutes to take stock of where you have been so far and where you’d like to be at the end of 2017. What are some of your goals? For…
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