Category Archives: Stresses of authorship

Two important articles about the future of writing

The New York Times ran two important articles yesterday which ALL writers need to read: The Slow Death of the American Author by Scott Turow, and, on the future of writing for the Internet: Sponsors Now Pay for Online Articles, … Continue reading

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How bloggers can change the world!

So pleased to learn today of how the blogger Alexandria Goddard called much needed attention to a crime in Steubbenville, Ohio, making certain that proper charges were brought against the young men guilty of raping a 16 young old unconscious … Continue reading

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Is it time for you to clear out the archaic furniture?

“The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out.  Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly … Continue reading

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New Writers’ Disease Discovered

As it turns out, I am not alone in the postpartum depression I suffered after getting my book out last month.  I got so annoying my husband finally told me he didn’t want to hear about my sales figures for … Continue reading

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How to believe when the going gets rough

Sorry, I’m been doing a very bad job of keeping you up on the progress of my new book: Find Your Reason to be Here.  The reason is simple.  This book really took it out of me! First the editing … Continue reading

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Are you thinking about self-publishing?

Here’s a new BBC article about the present “existential crisis” in the book industry.

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Why is EVERYONE ripping off writers?

Having been through the process of producing a book these past few weeks, I have to say “BULLSHIT!” to everyone who is taking advantage of writers!  Who am I talking about?  First we have the editors who think they can … Continue reading

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Success at last!

Find Your Reason to Be Here: The Search for Meaning in Midlife  is out!  This is the research project I have been working on for the past few years,  containing important information for boomers, those looking towards midlife and the … Continue reading

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What makes us a writer?

I’ve been enjoying some lovely writing in the new book “The Paris Wife.”  As you may know, this novel is a well-researched fictionalization of the early years of Ernest Hemingway with his first wife Hadley. Reading this fine work inspired … Continue reading

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My problem with writing groups…

I have been rewarding myself lately for the completion of my third non-fiction book, by reading a GREAT novel!  Have you heard about “The Paris Wife” yet?  I find it to be the perfect distraction from all the pressure I put … Continue reading

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