Category Archives: work routines

Do you have what it takes to be a Writer?

While cleaning out the papers in my office, I came across a notation I’d made in 2009: Writer’s Tool Belt Purpose Patience Passion Persistence All these will light the way to success! Truer words were never written. As much as we may want things to be exciting and glamorous in the writing world every single…
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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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Summertime and the Journaling is Easy!

“Throw your journal away!” is often the first advice new writers hear from more experienced authors, journalists, and bloggers. Whether journal writing for writers is a helpful strategy, an easy distraction, or a way to avoid having to get down to the serious business of producing something that will sell and that people will be…
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Tired of Wasting Time? Make a “Not to Do” List!

In my last post I discussed some ways writers procrastinate, ending the piece with a few ways to avoid this trap. Here’s another tip that I found while I was straightening up my office this afternoon. Since I’m a morning person, I try to do my most important writing in the earlier hours and less…
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