Category Archives: the process of writing

How to be a writer

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

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How does writing affect your brain?

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Why blogging is important to writers!

I know I have been derelict in maintaining this blog.  Sorry! But I did want to connect you with my latest post: What six years of blogging has done for me…

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Becoming a writer in midlife

I know.  Every case is unique.  But in my case, becoming a writer in midlife has given me a new sense of meaning and purpose.  I no longer sit and wonder why I’m here,    I finally know! At age 49, … 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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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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The stresses of writing a book

“Those who think they can, and those who think they cannot are BOTH right.”      –  Henry Ford I just completed the editorial phase of my new book:  FIND YOUR REASON TO BE HERE:   The Search for Meaning in Midlife.  … Continue reading

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When is the best time to FOCUS on your writing?

I have been studying this question for myself recently, and have discovered that first thing in the morning is the ONLY time that I can write with full focus and no distractions. That’s BEFORE I get online and start doing … Continue reading

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The Will to Publish: The Rise of Self-Publishing

“Freedom of the press is only available to those who own one.” They had an interesting segment on self-publishing as the lead story on CBS Sunday Morning yesterday, calling it “The Rise of Self-Publishing.” Unfortunately they only really covered fiction … Continue reading

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