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Mindful Eating = Mindful Writing


I just ate breakfast. Before you assume this is a self-absorbed, Tweet-style post, let me clarify: I only ate breakfast. I didn’t eat while reading my email or watching TV. I didn’t mindlessly swallow a bowlful of unnoticed food while reading the paper, a novel, magazine or Facebook. I didn’t get dressed between bites or […]

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Writer’s Block or Transition Failure


I just emailed the first complete draft for Around the Writer’s Block to my editor Gaby with a cc to my agent Michelle. Four weeks early! I “should” be excited, ecstatic even. I’m not. I called Claudia to tell her I’d just emailed the book. After she congratulated me, she added “I kinda wanted to be […]

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