Freelance Writing…Advice From a Newbie

I’m a mom.That’s my job title, my most important “career” move.But I’m a writer, too.And as my children are moving on in the big, brutiful world of kindergarten and high school, Mama has more time for…house cleaning!That is a big fat joke.I get to write more!  This is a very exciting step forward. Freelance writing […]

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National Novel Writing Month

Did you know it’s National Novel Writing Month? (NaNoWriMo). I forgot until I came across a post on www.nanowrimo.org.  Every November, this website issues the same challenge:  Write a 50,000 word novel in ONE month!  It was already Nov. 8th so I thought, nah, I’m too late.  But then my friend Kate emailed and said […]

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The Paris Wife

  I just finished reading, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.  Well done, Paula!  It’s been awhile since I’ve devoured a book.  I turned pages late into the night, reading until midnight or 1 a.m. to finish. I found it fascinating, this story about Ernest Hemingway’s rise in the literary world alongside contemporaries James Joyce, […]

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How to Feel a Little Happier Tomorrow

About a year ago, in the spirit of trying to be more organized, I mapped out a calendar of posts I wanted to write instead of my usual writing-everything-on-the-fly-however-the-muse-moves-me way of blogging. Intentions were good. Output was poor. I also didn’t pay particular attention to particular events, like the election, and how we all might be […]

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Book Recommendations (and more!)

Here we go with some book recommendations that will surely thrill your heart and stir the soul. I tell you what, a good book is what gets me through February and March in New Hampshire. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.  Young Adult. Tragic, page-turner, very tight writing. John Green says,”Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is […]

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Book Recommendations

Oh, I do love posting book recommendation. It’s like telling you a big secret and in return, you tell me something juicy too. January was a good reading month. I took Word Nerd’s advice and made it part of my to-do list. How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen with James Allworth and Karen […]

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Livin’ the Dream: Two Mothers, Two Published Authors

In celebration of Independence week, let’s get to know two women who are livin’ their dream. If you’ve ever wanted to write novels and wonder how the process works and how two busy moms get it done, meet Dianne and Jessica. Dianne has several books published and Jessica’s first novel is being released today! 1. How do […]

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