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Writers, we can’t put a price on the press (or maybe we can)

There are plenty of costs for the independent author. Like cover art. And editing. There’s inventory. And did I mention marketing and advertising expenses? The price can range from the hundreds to the thousands, depending on who we hire and … Continue reading

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The value of “sprint” writing

For three days, I’ve been working toward completing the first draft of the next Sarah & Katy book. I specifically took three days off from the newspaper to write. The first day, I accomplished almost no writing. My only goal … Continue reading

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What every writer needs is space

Last week, a small writing desk was on sale at Wal-Mart. There were some years (not so very long ago) when a $50 purchase was out of the question in our household. We were living on entry-level journalism wages. Splurging … Continue reading

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How do you define yourself?

“Who are you?” It’s a question society asks every day. Everywhere we turn, we are asked to define ourselves: Twitter bios. Facebook profiles. Blog and website About Me pages. Our definitions categorize us. We say we are writers, designers, artists, … Continue reading

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6 reading and writing resolutions for 2015

The year is winding down, which means everyone is gearing up to share their New Year’s resolutions. I’ve already made a list of goals I want to accomplish (see my 29 Things to Do Before Age 29¬†on The Times website), … Continue reading

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In defense of NaNoWriMo and #amwriting

With the approach of NaNoWriMo in T-minus 10 days, I have seen many #NaNoWriMo and #NaNoPrep hashtags among the people I follow on Twitter, as well as the ever-present #amwriting. And with the approach of NaNoWriMo comes the relatively recent … Continue reading

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