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Getting through a first draft

Get through a draft as quickly as possible. Hard to know the shape of the thing until you have a draft…when I wrote the last page of my first draft of Lincoln’s Melancholy I thought, Oh, shit, now I get … Continue reading

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Writing in stressful times

April started off okay. We took a trip to York, and spent a nice day in town when the weather was very un-English like. Then things got a little crazy. Work has started to get really stressful for me. One … Continue reading

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Extroverts and writing every day

March has been ticking along nicely, and the idea of Spring turns up here and there. I’ve at least been able to put my snow boots away. (Well, at least moved them from the bottom on the stairs.) Last week … Continue reading

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Being busy and being productive

Busy. We’re all busy. We feel guilty if we’re not busy, but we have to pace ourselves. Now that I’m working full time, I’ve decided that I do want it all – work and writing. But I work late hours … Continue reading

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Writing your own story for success

C. Hope Clark at Funds For Writers, a newsletter that I’ve been subscribed to for ages, posted an interesting link on Facebook: 10 Little Habits that Steal Your Happiness. The first tip is one we can all learn, to stop … Continue reading

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