Tag Archives: excuses

Write *Something* Every Day

Writers write. It’s as simple as that. Good writers tend to write a lot. That’s a big part of how they became “good” writers. If you aspire to become a writer, or if you’re already a writer and you want … Continue reading

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What you need is…

…A Time and a Place I’ve often heard people talk about something called “writer’s block,” but the ones doing the talking are rarely writers, by which I mean folks who spend a good deal of time, day-to-day, stringing words together … Continue reading

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I can’t believe I agreed to write a memoir…

I’ve heard this said often enough, along with similar sentiments: “This is crazy; I can’t write my life story.” Or: “I can’t even keep up with FaceBook, and you expect me to write a memoir?” Or: “There’s no way I … Continue reading

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Mea culpa

It’s time to admit the awful truth: I can’t keep up. Between editing jobs, the need to finish my novel by the end of the summer (The 12,000-year-old Whisper is at least a couple thousand years behind),  and maybe about a million other … Continue reading

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Back to the salt mine

Oh yeah! It’s that time again. My spring classes are complete. No more preparation required. All the associated note-writing, web surfing, and lesson shaping have been wrapped up and tucked away for the next term. Now it’s time to jump … Continue reading

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