Category Archives: Stresses of authorship

How do we choose our blog topics?

This morning I found myself wondering why we find some topics so worth writing about, while others would never make the cut? Why, when I’m sitting around thinking about nothing in particular, will I mark one idea in my mind … Continue reading

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Learning to take risks

This only took FOREVER for me to LEARN!

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Should you be a writer?

If you’d like some encouragement for being yourself and doing what you do best, go check out this 60 Minutes interview with Dave Grohl of the rock band the Foo Fighters… I received lots of what I needed to continue … Continue reading

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Is it time to write a memoir?

This recent lunar eclipse feels like it’s pushing me to write a memoir. The next obvious question is a memoir of what?  How many years should I tackle at once? I don’t mind admitting the whole idea baffles me. Half … Continue reading

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The ‘Why We Write’ Blog Tour!

I just joined a great group of midlife writers in this tour.  All of them have something to say about the need to write and blog…

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Who reads books anymore?

According to an excellent opinion piece in the New York Times today, not very many of us!  However, this article does confirm my belief that short, pithy books are best to write and market these days… like mine!

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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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