October 7th, 2020

Has the Coronavirus Changed NaNoWriMo?

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Writer's Life

As we have all seen, the coronavirus has changed the rules for almost everything. Change is hard for almost everyone, and I know dozens of people who are reeling from the onslaught of unexpected challenges 2020 has brought. But for many, this year of change has opened doors to areas they might not have ever explored.… Read the post

October 5th, 2020

The Timeless Writing Struggle: Ego vs. Humility

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Blogging Guests | Writer's Life

by Karen Debonis

Last fall, after twenty years of effort, I finished my memoir. In recent years, that manuscript went through two rounds of beta reading, the scrutiny of a paid book editor, and another eleventy-nine revisions.

What began as a story about my young son’s life-or-death struggle with a brain tumor became an examination of how my people-pleasing had kept me from being the fierce mama-bear my son needed.… Read the post

September 21st, 2020

5 Reasons to Review Old Conference Notes

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Craft | Writer's Life

by Julie Glover

I'm cleaning my office.

Not that straightening up, mild decluttering we all do from time to time, but that deep dive of purging papers and files we don't need anymore, sorting through office supplies and tossing bad pens, and asking will I ever read that book on my shelf?Read the post


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