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Is It Time to Quit?

I posted an earlier version of this article on January 16, 2012. At the time, I was a bit discouraged. Also, I had listened to several people who were in the same frame of mind. Now, I’m having those thoughts again. After all, I’m “old enough” to retire from everything without guilt. The conversation I’m […]

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Spring Cleaning: Get Organized

Spring’s here, and it’s time to clean up your act—and your house. Why not get your writing life organized, too? I once used the following quotes to speak to a women’s group about organizing. The principles they present will help you get your work organized, too. Definition Organizing is what you do before you do […]

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Writing about Holidays: Easter

Once I started writing about holidays, I was hooked. It all started with an article I wrote for Hometown Magazine some years back. For the springissue, I wrote “St. Patrick’s Day and Easter: Holidays or Holy Days?” Since both were considered holy days in the Christian church, I wanted to show they had both become […]

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Writing What You Know

“Write what you know.” That’s what workshop faculty and other writers told me when I first started writing for publication in 1999. My first thought was, “Duh, what do I know—-that anyone would be interested in reading?” What do you know? What unique knowledge do you have? Did you grow up in an exotic location? […]

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