Why Write? The Point of Persistence

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This week my author copies of A Writer’s Guide to Persistence arrived in the mail and with them, that surreal bewilderment of time having sped up so fast that it felt as though I had jumped into the future in a blink. Wasn’t I just dreaming up the idea as a series of journal entries and blog posts meant to cheer myself out of a funk? Hadn’t I just gotten the news from Writer’s Digest Books that they would buy this idea borne out of hope and joy? Wasn’t I just plunking out the first draft, knuckling through the revision? Yes. Yes. And yes. This book’s birth has felt so fast, and frankly so easy because I undertook the whole process with little pressure on myself … Read More

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Writer

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Hi friends! We are in the official countdown to the publication of A Writer’s Guide to Persistence (which is available for pre-order). I’m told that copies may be available as soon as April 15th (a welcome respite from tax day)! In the process, I’ll be bringing you stories of persistence from a variety of writers. At the end of each post is a question you can answer to win a free copy of one of my books, including Persistence. Today’s guest post is by Lillian Ann Slugocki         Last year, I knew I was finished as a writer. I couldn’t even be bothered to write in my journal. I had nothing to say, because I didn’t have a voice … Read More

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