Writing

Writing without distraction

I admit it. Distraction is a major adversary when it comes to my writing. Every time I’m pinged with a new retweet on Twitter, a new comment on Facebook, a new email, a text message, or even a new thought that pops in my head that must be Googled, I’m taken from my writing and …

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My day with Cheryl Strayed

If you’re not familiar with Cheryl Strayed, you should be. She’s the face behind the popular advice column “Dear Sugar,” who doesn’t mince words when it comes to giving advice on matters of the heart, life, and everything in between; as well as the author of Tiny Beautiful Things, a novel that holds some of …

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Music to write to

Different people write different ways. Some need absolute silence. Others write best in a room full of people. Me? I feel the most inspired when I have on my huge earphones and I’m surrounded by my favorite music. Whenever I’m writing a book, I tend to listen to the same music the whole way through …

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How to be a writer, friend, parent, and full time employee…all at the same time

Writing a book is not my only source of income.  Okay, who am I kidding?  It hasn’t quite reached the status of “income” yet.  But it does take up a huge part of my time.  After all, I love writing. I breathe writing.  I’ve been writing ever since I learned how to pick up a …

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