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How to Keep Writing No Matter What: The Novelist Who Learned How to Beat Writer’s Block

This is a post for all those writers who want to give up. Don’t. No matter how long it takes, keep going. I was so disappointed when the novel I now hold in my hands, A Remarkable Kindness, got rejected … Continue reading

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One Key to Writing Success: Ask Yourself This Question

The other day I spoke to a woman who told me she wrote a creative non-fiction essay for the first time in her life. Francesca was now trying to get it published in wide-circulation magazines and was getting a lot … Continue reading

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Long Weekends: What Not to Do

The lonely, the sad, the dispersed, the displaced: some of the people who don’t like long weekends. Long weekends are like New Year’s Eve. They can make you weep. I came across this poem by Vikram Seth.  in the Case … Continue reading

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Meditation Makes A Difference

True confession: I once had a cyst on my foot. My ex-husband said I could cure it with some herbal medicine he was using and gave me an assortment of pills. I was hopeful. Trusting and open. My heart was … Continue reading

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Writing In Appreciation Of Our Own Lives

I’m happy to announce the winners of last week’s writing contest in which I asked you to set a timer and give yourself five minutes to write down everything you love about your life right at this moment, right now. … Continue reading

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How Can You Smile After Tragedy?

Why was that man from yesterday’s post smiling? After all he went through — the Resistance, the Holocaust, wars, and on and on, how dare he smile? There are some of us who prefer to keep the thorny crown of martyrdom on … Continue reading

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