Monthly Archives: August 2019

Labor Day

Let’s launch this Labor Day Weekend early with a lovely meditation on work. Kahlil Gibran said that “work is love made visible,”and to help us make the most of each day’s labor, let’s keep in mind his powerful poem “On … Continue reading

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Writing Rhythm

“Regular writing on a novel is absolutely essential. The plot and characters may be well established in your mind. But it is a constant battle to ensure that they are not swamped with other, personal preoccupations.” Joan Aiken, The Way … Continue reading

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Simple Strategy

“I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.”   Author Unknown Everyone talks about perseverance – stick-to-it-iveness – continuing steadily on in spite of difficulties or obstacles. But how do you actually apply this vital quality … Continue reading

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Getting There

From Write Away: One Novelist’s Approach to Fiction and the Writing Life by Elizabeth George, the New York Times bestselling author of twenty novels and counting: “Here’s what I tell my students on the first day when I teach one … Continue reading

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Hit Parade

Drum roll, lease! And now, to intrigue and inspire us, here’s a list of the 10 top best-selling novels of all time – at least according to counting experts at The Guardian and The New York Times: #1   Don Quixote … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

The Wild, the Free With flowing tail and flying mane, Wide nostrils never stretched by pain, Mouths bloodless to the bit or rein, And feet that iron never shod, And flanks unscarred by spur or rod, A thousand horses, the … Continue reading

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Self-publishing Alert

Once again, self-published books are in the spotlight: Writer’s Digest is sponsoring its Annual Self-Published EBook Awards. A heads up — final submissions are due on September 1, 2019: One Grand Prize winner will receive: $5,000 in cash A feature … Continue reading

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