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Brain Basics About Writer’s Block


Joel Canfield asked me to review “the foundations and high-level perspectives about why we struggle with this stuff, and why your excellent solutions work.” I’m happy to oblige!  Here are the brain basics of writer’s block. Do You Have What It Takes? If you’ve ever questioned whether you have enough discipline, will power, ambition or […]

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Ta-Da!


I apologize to those of you who got an email version of the Ta-Da post but couldn’t click on the menu bar because there is no menu bar in an email version. So here’s a repeat of the post with a link you can use to get to the new page. I’m proud to present […]

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WAHOO!


Today is my target date for completing Chapter 10 and I just did that an hour ago. That means the first complete draft of Around the Writer’s Block is done! It’s 217 pages long and weighs in at 62,400 words. I feel good, proud, satisfied, but not ecstatic. That, I guess, is the cost of working […]

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Book Update: It’s Official


My contract with Tarcher (an imprint of Penguin Books) has been signed, sealed and delivered! Even better, I cashed the advance check – Wahoo! (If you’re curious about the timeline: my agent, my editor at Tarcher and I verbally agreed to the major terms in June, my agent got the first version of the contract the […]

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Celebrate!


We need to reward ourselves and celebrate not just when some major milestone is reached, but for each step that brings us closer to the milestone.

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