Category Archives: Becoming an author in midlife

How to be a writer:

“Find your voice, shout it from the rooftops, and keep doing it until the people that are looking for you find you.”              — Dan Harmon                                         

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A unique way to get some great writing publicity!

I had an interesting and fun experience yesterday! I appeared on the Huff Post Third Metric explaining how getting fired for the first time in my life ten years ago, showed me the amazing value of listening to my own … Continue reading

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Best marketing advice EVER!

“Find your voice, shout it from the rooftops, and keep doing it until the people that are looking for you find you.”  – Dan Harmon

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To blog or not to blog?

Thought I should share this important viewpoint with you! LOVE THIS QUOTE: “This daily habit helps me hone an important soft skill: communication.    My writing abilities have improved, as evidenced by the embarrassment I feel reading blog posts I wrote … Continue reading

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Funny piece about the editor within!

Did you see this yet?  Hilarious for those of us who need to control our inner editor at times!

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How to be a writer

Just found a GREAT and HILARIOUS piece about becoming a writer. Read and enjoy!

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Are writers more prone to mental illness?

How about suicide?  The short answer is YES! Check out this interesting article from the Atlantic Magazine.  

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How does writing affect your brain?

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Writing and being disagreeable…

I am presently reading Malcolm Gladwell’s thought-provoking new book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.  There are a number of interesting points in this book, but one section in particular struck me as true. Go read … Continue reading

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Gift ideas for Writers: It’s the Midlife Madness sale!

Loyal readers, please listen-up! Whenever I publish a new book, I am asked to order a certain number of paper copies from my printer.  These books I store in my living room, but I would much rather get them out … Continue reading

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