Tag Archives | what works

Glad, mad, break up with a cad? Buck up and use it

My friend Tess Hardwick, author of Kindle Daily favorite Riversong, recently blogged about an unfortunate episode of maternal disorganization and how terribly she felt about the anxiety her forgetfulness caused her daughters. Like many aspiring and successful writers, Tess is juggling multiple real world responsibilities while working toward her dream: becoming a(n even more) successful […]

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Confessions of a (part-time) writer

Here it comes, are you sitting down? Big confession #1: I don’t write every day. (Gasp!) Well, not fiction anyway. Contrary to the schedule most writers maintain, I don’t work on my WIP or mss every day. I do not get up an hour early to scribble dialogue or burn the midnight oil to crank out […]

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Timeless tips that changed my writing for the better

I mentioned in a previous post that I had the pleasure and good fortune to work with freelance book editor Laurie Rosin on my first novel. I saved every letter because her advice was – and is – timeless. Once I grasped and implemented her suggestions, my writing improved enormously. I still review the dog-eared […]

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Life’s Most Awesome Moments: My List & Why I Need It

I confessed to being a List Person in my last post and promised an actual accounting of one of my favorite lists: The Most Awesome Moments of My Life. And because there are no coincidences, it just happened to work out that I needed it desperately today. After complaining to Twitter friends about my alarming […]

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That voice in your head? Make sure it’s friendly

My future is bright and beautiful. Link here to read Louise Hay’s Daily Affirmation for today. My list of regular “to do’s” now includes repeating affirmations a few times every day. Wait! Don’t stop reading. I’m NOT trying to ride the coattails of the Law of Attraction folks. Although it is an excellent philosophy! Actually, this all […]

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Ten things I know for sure are true – for me

I don’t pretend to know it all, but I do know this: 1) Humor helps me process good AND bad life events. A fabulous round of laughter smoothes the rough patches. I am happiest when I view life as an adventure to be experienced, not as a burden I must bear. I do this best […]

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