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HANGING OUT MY STARS FOR EVERYONE TO SEE

I reread my last blog post.  Seems like I lapse into article-speak every once in a while.  I think it’s because it makes it easier to get ideas across when I’m not so personally attached to the information.  I’m trying … Continue reading

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SHORT STORY SUNDAYS

So I decided that this year I would write 50 new short stories, which is pretty crazy considering I’ve written just about 30 in my entire life, not to mention I’m currently finishing up a complicated novel. Why am I … Continue reading

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THE NOT SO IDEAL READER

In Stephen King’s book “On Writing,” he writes, “I think that every novelist has a single ideal reader; that at various points during the composition of a story, the writer is thinking, ‘I wonder what he/she will think when he/she … Continue reading

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MY OFFICE – PART 1

In the entrepreneurial spirit of hanging a shingle, I have decided it’s time for me to establish a professional work space, one that doesn’t have mounds of laundry piled on it.  Almost every book on writing I’ve ever read stresses … Continue reading

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WANNABE VS. GONNABE – WHAT’S THE DIFF?

I have read a lot of books on writing throughout the years — A LOT of books on writing.  It all sounded great, logical, reasonable.  It all made sense.  And yet, I never really got off my duff and did … Continue reading

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HANGING OUT MY SHINGLE

This year I’m hanging out the shingle.  Really.  I know I’ve said it before, but this is the first year I file a tax return that lists my occupation as “Professional Writer.”  There it is, thumb-tacked to my vision board:  … Continue reading

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THE BACK SIDE OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Another Christmas, another season of last-minute stress shopping (“I’m sure Dad will love this $50 nose trimmer with attached flashlight and nail clippers.”); last-minute gift wrapping (“Whaddaya mean we don’t have any wrapping paper?”); and last-minute visits (“Did I mention … Continue reading

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QUICK UPDATE

Slogging my way through the novel.  It was so easy last month.  It got a little gunky midway through, but now the going’s a little easier.  I’m a bit past 67,000 words right now.  Not really where I wanted to … Continue reading

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I’M A WEENER!

I have just validated my word count (final official count:  50,113), been awarded this cool web badge, and downloaded my customizable certificate of weener-tude. I feels good.  I feels real good.  🙂

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ON DEVELOPING GOOD HABITS

I love Mondays, the first day of the month, and I really, really love New Year’s Day.  Why?  Because they all represent fresh starts.  Those are the days that I start new diets, new exercise regimens, and new resolutions to … Continue reading

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