Category Archives: Writing the truth

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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A review of Mortality by Christopher Hitchens

Just read this brief but moving book about the last 19 months of Christopher Hitchen’s life.  And what an amazing writer he was! Even faced with inoperable esophageal cancer at age 61, Christopher’s wit, unique sense of humor and phenomenal … Continue reading

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Is there a writing crisis in America?

Here are twelve troubling signs that there is! Keep in mind, for many of us writing is the best way to think through our problems.  What does this say about the future of democracy and freedom?

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The problem with plagiarism

Don’t miss this excellent CBS piece on plagiarism, and the many reasons why authors succumb to its temptations.  They also offer a history of plagiarism, explaining how it is so much easier to do today, but also easier to get … Continue reading

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Excellent blog post about women, writing and power

This young woman gets it!  Well worth the read! “Powerlessness and silence go together.” — Margaret Atwood “Your silence will not protect you.” — Audre Lorde  

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Writing advice from Margaret Atwood

Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can’t sharpen it on the plane, because you can’t take knives with you. Therefore: take two pencils. If both pencils break, you can do … Continue reading

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Advice to all of you writers out there…

“If you are a writer, it’s the writing that matters and no amount of battery acid in your stomach over who got what for what book they wrote is going to help you in your cause.  Your cause is to … Continue reading

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It’s a fabulous time to be a woman writer!

I know from personal experience that this is TRUE!  When else in human history has a woman’s words been paid attention to, and even paid for? Learn more about the power of women and words here! Everything they say is … Continue reading

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Writers who fear publication

I met yesterday with an old friend from a writing group I used to belong to.  I found it interesting that we both left that group for the same reason.  In the end, we found it too frustrating to hang … Continue reading

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If I could write like anybody, I would write like….

Just found a new book by one of my favorite-all-time authors! The back story is, this author’s book,  Around the House and in the Garden: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Healing, and Home Improvement, arrived in my life just in time … Continue reading

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