I started keeping a gratitude journal years ago when my life fell apart. Each day, no matter how difficult, I forced myself to come up with five things I was thankful for. It helped to focus on the good stuff, no matter how tiny, during a terrible time.
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This year I’ve been told ‘no’ a lot, so I’ve been saying ‘yes’ to possibility. That’s how I ended up at a bookish party in Chicago where I was asked why…
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Some of the work we need to do as writers happens off the page. Stuff like reading, researching, staying informed about what’s going on in the world…
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You know the drill: you pour your heart onto the page, revise endlessly, then send it out (like, here’s my heart, do you like it?), wait and wait… then…
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Today’s newsletter was going to be about rejection (stay tuned, that’ll be next time) because it can be tough to keep going when doors keep shutting…
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I love social media, but the feeling isn’t mutual. I adore seeing people’s happy news and book recommendations, their funny jokes, sappy posts, and…
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My creative focus has shifted back to writing, but it’s been slow going. I thought I’d share a few things that have helped me when I’ve felt stuck…
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I was recently talking to a group of writers about managing multiple projects, and the consensus was to follow the heat. The idea is don’t force…
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