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Note #13 SLEEP ON IT

I just sent something off to a literary agent.

I read it over and over, double-checked for redundancy, typos, etc.

Then, AFTER I HAD SENT IT, I read it again and… 242 more words


Making the space

Author Susan Straight kicks off a series of essays in the Los Angeles Times about writers and career turning points. Straight writes movingly and honestly about….drum roll…fitting writing into real life. 178 more words


I’m always a little flummoxed when someone says to me, “I’m writing a book…” meaning, “I have an idea for a book I’d like to write… 677 more words


Quantum schedule

Yes, I’ve created a schedule to keep myself in line. It’s incredibly structured. Wake at this time, start writing at that time. Break. Write. Lunch. Other work. 116 more words


Best-Selling Author Sara Gruen’s Advice to Writers: Keep Your Writing Time Sacred

Like millions of readers worldwide, I fell in love with Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants. So when she graced an online discussion forum sponsored by a group I belong to, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to ask her a question on behalf of all aspiring writers.


~As writers, we would love to be able to just sit back and enjoy our craft. But much like every other artist out there, we have to partake in other business throughout the day. 341 more words


Without words

In Italian, there is an expression “Sono senza parole.” I am without words. I am struggling to find writing time. And at the end of a week filled with broker jargon, negotiation, delicately phrased emails, small print, conference calls, open houses, agreements, strategies, and the continuous little chirrup from my iPhone alerting me to the arrival of a new email, I am feeling very quiet. 41 more words

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