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Love is What It’s About

Just a wee bit more about “Do What You Love and You’ll Never Work a Day.” I mentioned this guy says that’s bad advice. I say, if you don’t want to do your favorite thing all the time because then it

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Doomy Summer of Editing DOOM, Volume ?

Doomy Summer of Editing DOOM, Volume ?

So today is the first REAL day of my vacation, somehow in my head. Though I’ve been officially off work since Tuesday, there were appointments and I had to go back in to work (unofficially) both Wednesday and Friday, and

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Wall Status: Destroyed

Wall Status: Destroyed

I got through! Head met wall and head won. I wrote the damn story. And I actually like it lots. Worked all freaking weekend on it, but it was worth it. Even if now I have to write my Spanish

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How to Write a Book

How to Write a Book

Long ago I was an avowed pantser. I didn’t have a plan, didn’t want a plan, having a plan killed the story for me. Just dive in and go, that was the only way I could write. Through the course

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The Main Benefit of Experience

The Main Benefit of Experience

There’s one big benefit to experience, actually. One main reason I tell beginning writers who ask (and some who don’t) to carry on to the end. Leaving out all the others (because they are there) here’s the biggie. Once you’ve

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Lost in Translation: Momentum

Lost in Translation: Momentum

I’m beating my head against another story. It just. does not. want to. GO. Part of the problem is that I didn’t have quite enough in the story to make me eager to write it. I mean, I started out

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