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Self-Promotion, Platform and Online Presence: a crass, necessary evil


I know a guy who’s writing a book. His career goal is to be a speaker at this type of thing. He is already a subject matter expert with an…

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L’Engle on Uncertainty and Failure


This one goes out to all the writers who have ever experienced a sense of failure or uncertainty in their work. (To that one writer in particular—you know who you are—keep the…

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Creative Nonfiction Writing Prompt: Empowerment


A sweet friend from my Montrose halcyon days recently reached out from Vancouver, BC, over Facebook, in search of writing help. I suggested a writing group, workshop, or a Creative Nonfiction…

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Feed the Lake: Write Your Teeny Weeny Little Trickle


The Paris Review can’t get rights from the interviewer to print in its entirety the Jean Rhys interview, regrettably, so I’ll just have to quote from dear Madeleine L’Engle Herself.
“If the work comes…

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My Creativity IV Drip: Madeleine L’Engle Herself


While recovering from my summer vacation heart attack last July in the small Colorado western slope town where I lived when my children were small, I stumbled upon hidden treasure on the bookshelf…

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