A Curious Addiction

Writing is a curious addiction for me. I write my first drafts standing up, with my laptop open on the kitchen counter. I tell myself writing in the kitchen standing up is because, if I’m near the coffee pot, I don’t have to waste time walking from the desk in the office to get a […]

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Using Research to Get Past Writer’s Block

I love telling stories that sweep around the world to exotic locations.  I can indulge my fantasies about travel — an ancestor of mine traveled across the Sahara by car when she was a young woman, unmarried, and I’ve always envied her spirited zest for life.  Perhaps that’s why I became a writer.  I can […]

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Insecurity, and why you shouldn’t resist growth

A few years ago, I realized I was living in security, when what I really needed was to live in insecurity.  And I might add I’ve been a security addict my entire life.  Old habits, fearing the consequences — like the kind your mother threatened if you didn’t eat the peas.  Well, those consequences hang […]

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