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Writing Challenge Months vs 10 Days Every Month

Would you rather only write during challenge months (like NaNoWriMo) or write 10 days every month? As much as I appreciate the accountability that comes with challenges, I think I’d enjoy only having to write 10 days out of every 30 or so. For me that would constitute going part-time or retiring. Seriously, one of […]

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Physical Books or Ebooks

Do you prefer to read physical books or ebooks? For me, it depends upon the problem you’re solving for. Most of my problems are solved by ebooks. As an overall experience, I prefer holding an old-fashioned print book in my hands. Hardcover, because they’re easier for my arthritic hands to handle. Decent-sized print, because of […]

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Write a Best-Seller or Live in a Fictional World

Would you rather write a best-seller, or live in the fictional world of your favorite book? I’d rather have the runaway best-seller, preferably optioned for film or television. That way I can create my own idealized world. Twice. Yes, twice. First, I’m assuming that the best-seller will be set in a world of my creation. […]

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Two Truths and a Lie

Here are two truths and a lie. Which of these statements is false: I Write Every Day I Read Every Day I Cook Every Day Writing Every Day There is time set aside each day for me to sit down and make the minimum acceptable work count. This doesn’t include editing, proofreading, email, social media, […]

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Being Here and Still Trying to Be Better

Sometimes, being here and still trying to be better is all the victory you need… Dwayne Johnson, who fascinates me with the weird position in the culture he’s taken, recently gave a talk in which he said, “at some point you’ve got to be fucking tired of not being number one.”  Which is fair, and […]