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The Best Reason to Blog — 2018 Edition

Pile of leaves in fall colors with text: Writer Encouragement: Doing Our Best

As a perfectionist, I know what it’s like to feel like our best isn’t good enough, but maybe that’s where our connections to each other can help. Together, we can feel a sense of accomplishment for when we’ve done our best.

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November 22, 2018

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Can We Apply Writing Lessons to Our Life?

Silhouette of hand tossing basketball toward net with text: Do We "Try Again"? Applying Writing Lessons to Life

After we had to say goodbye to our cat last weekend and were debating the “right” time to get a new pet, I was reminded of a lesson from the writing world. When we encounter problems, the advice isn’t to give up or wait a year. It’s to try, try again.

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August 23, 2018

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What Do You Want in a Bookstore?

Aisle between bookshelves leading to large window with text: Imagine Your Ideal Bookstore...

Many authors dream of working with books beyond just writing them and become editors, agents, librarians, or booksellers. In fact, Angela Quarles, my writing bestie, is opening a bookstore! And she’s looking for suggestions to make her genre- and writer-friendly shop among the best.

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August 2, 2018

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When Does Disagreement Become Bullying?

Two men arguing on a couch with text: Can We Disagree without Being a Bully?

Several situations related to the line between disagreeing and bullying have been swirling through Publishing Land recently, so I want to address the subject while it’s relevant. That said, I’m sharing my opinion in this post, and you might have a different opinion. That’s okay.

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August 29, 2017

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