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You Are Enough

I had this idea that I was going to finish the next draft of my novel by Thanksgiving. But according to my calendar, that’s only a week away, and I’m still working to get clear on some major plot lines. The only thing I know for sure is that a week isn’t going to cutContinue Reading

Writing Isn’t a Paint By Numbers Experience

Last spring I listened to a series of podcasts about writing and publishing. I wanted to hear the latest from some of the writing and publishing industry’s thought leaders, and I heard a trend: Don’t be scared of writing a book. If you write an outline, it’s a paint by numbers experience. This troubled me.Continue Reading

Waiting to Start? Simply Beginning May be the Key to Finding What you Seek

I recently drove from St. Paul, MN to Crested Butte, CO (that’s more than 17 hours of driving, on my own). To fill the time, I listened to interviews with social psychologist Ellen Langer (as I mentioned before, she studies the way our words and ideas shape our experiences and her work has been blowingContinue Reading



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