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Staying Focused

Desire + Support + Deadline = Success As a NaNoWriMo winner (she’s written 50,000-word novels every November since 2010), Kyrce Swenson knows about staying motivated. Here’s some advice she passed on a while ago on that we can all use, whatever … Continue reading

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Magical Season

“Most important for us is that Roger is still hungry and willing to improve every day, After everything he has done and already won, the results this year have been amazing.”   Severin Luthi, Roger Federer’s long-time coach I’m the first … Continue reading

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Beautiful Day

“Have a beautiful day!      “The Local” café sign “Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day.”    Richelle E. Goodrich “Have a beautiful day!” What a lovely invitation, isn’t it? When I saw these four … Continue reading

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Searching Out

“Find out what you need for writing that will make it easier for you on this journey. Test it out. Try sitting or lying down. Write first thing in the morning, then late at night. In a café, at home. … Continue reading

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Jump-starting Projects

We’ve all been there: Sometimes even the most promising of projects stalls — or rather, we stall when it comes to pushing through to the end. When this happens, more often than not, we set that piece of writing aside … Continue reading

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Way Finders

“In writing, forward motion is everything.” Michael Korda We are all wayfarers: fellow travelers on the literary life’s highway. But we’re also way finders: We’re each finding a way to craft our own unique path to the writing life. That’s … Continue reading

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Getting Better

You have to hand it to Serena Williams: She knows how to win. After a blistering game that lasted almost three hours, She Landed her fifth U.S. Open victory and 17th major title, putting her just one title behind 18-time … Continue reading

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Boredom Barometer

“The desire to write grows with writing.” Desiderius Erasmus Sandra Brown is one storyteller who doesn’t let any grass grow under her feet. She’s the author of 60 New York Times bestsellers and more than 70 million of her books … Continue reading

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Some Days

Some days are diamonds some days are stones Sometimes the hard times won’t leave me alone Sometimes a cold wind blows a chill in my bones Some days are diamonds some days are stones. John Denver I don’t know about … Continue reading

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