Category Archives: Writing life

The best is yet to come

Last week I found myself in what it felt like being in two opposite extremes. First, early in the week, I had the pleasure to meet briefly with a high school classmate whom I haven’t seen in almost 20 years; … Continue reading

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Getting sidetracked by the money

Like many other indie authors, I sometimes find the business side of writing discouraging. Who wouldn’t when you realize that it has been a while since you made a sale or when your book ranking is in the 8-digit-realm? I’m … Continue reading

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On realizing my little boy is about to graduate

My nephew is joining the thousands of senior high school students applying to colleges and universities. In fact, he and his parents are visiting a couple of colleges on the West Coast right now. Even though I have seen this … Continue reading

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What’s The Most Important Lesson You’ve Learned: Words of Wisdom From Our Readers

Originally posted on Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors:
About two weeks ago, Ruth and I asked you to send in your best advice on writing, editing, publishing, and marketing fiction. I am very pleased to say that nearly every day…

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‘Til we meet again

Today, I’m responding to the Daily Prompt challenge Last Words: You have the chance to write one last post on your blog before you stop blogging forever. Write it. So it’s finally time to say goodbye to this blog. When … Continue reading

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Robot writers will replace us–say it won’t be so!

If what CNN reported in its article, The Rise of the Robo-Journalist, becomes the future of journalism, then we writers should be cringing at the prediction that a computarized algorithm-written story will win the Pulitzer Prize within five years. Narrative … Continue reading

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Writing and trust

The start of the year found me with my books-to-be read pile down to nothing. To celebrate this rare happening and to take advantage of the free time, I’m re-reading William Zinsser’s On Writing Well. I shouldn’t say “re-reading.” The … Continue reading

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Pencils and pens outdated? Not a chance!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Pens and Pencils.” When was the last time you wrote something substantive — a letter, a story, a journal entry, etc. — by hand? Could you ever imagine returning to a pre-keyboard … Continue reading

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Miss Kitty writes a guest post

The Girl is up to her nose in gift wrapping paper and since she has temporarily exchanged the mighty pen for the vacuum cleaner, mumbling how she needs to clean house before Christmas, and pick up all the hair that’s … Continue reading

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A special bracelet

I sort of gave myself an early Christmas present this week. I bought a leather bracelet from an eBay artisan, and had it personalized with the words Dream, Write, Live. The bracelet is hardly a splurge yet better than one … Continue reading

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