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How To Talk About Your Book

by Karen DeBonis

At a family wedding recently, I mentioned my forthcoming memoir to my husband’s cousin, who hadn’t known I was writing a book.

“What’s it about?” he asked, oblivious to the fear the question strikes in the heart of many authors.… Read the post

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The Winning Attitude of a Successful Writer

by Diana Gabaldon

stick figure person carrying books up staircase leading to success

Writing successfully (meaning that you get words on the page) is largely a matter of understanding how your own brain works, and working with it.

Some of us are linear writers, who find outlines indispensable and (mirabile dictu) normally write a book from Page 1 to The End.… Read the post

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7 Ways to Increase Your Creativity Through Workspace Design

by Lynette M. Burrows

Black and white image of Earnest Hemingway at a typewriter on a small desk pushed up against a mirrored door in a hotel. Increase your creativity through workspace design

The life of a writer can be unpredictable. Family, medical issues, housing issues, and many more personal-life interruptions can disrupt the flow of words. Many of you may not have options and write when and where you can write.… Read the post

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Here Be Monsters: Writers Beware!

by Margie Lawson

Image is an illustration of the post Here there be monsters: writers beware that is a color drawing of an old sea map with Neptune and Poseidon at nine o'clock and three o'clock with eight other sea monsters forming a circle with them.

“Here Be Monsters” was printed on old nautical maps on regions that were uncharted. 

No one knew what was beyond. They didn’t know what they didn’t know. And unknowns were scary.

In those days, cartographers drew in the off-the-map areas.… Read the post

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Welcome to the Future, Part 2

By Lisa Norman, @deleyna

a robot and a writer collaborating while drinking coffee together
AI and Author collaboration via Dall-E

In case you missed it, part 1 is here.

Backstory

You may remember that my first computer teacher, Mr. Wilson, shared a magazine article with me about the future of teaching.… Read the post

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