The Writer's Life

All writers need to thrive: craft,
business, personal finance, and joy.


Writing on Vacation

When I take any type of vacation, I try to leave all the “shoulds” of my writing life behind. Then the biggest question is, “Should I write at all on vacation?”

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Pitch, Please!

Your writer senses tell you “Hey, this could be a story.” But wait! There are steps to getting your idea actually accepted.

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Facing the Beast

If you’ve taken time off from writing, it’s never as simple as just sitting down to write.

Here’s how to get back in the seat and back to business.

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Craft Lessons from Sad Songs

What is it about sad songs that makes us crave them? Do we want to be sadder? Are we trying to prolong the pain? Or, just maybe, is there a glint of healing in sharing someone else’s sadness?

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