Monthly Archives: January 2015

Writing and Healing

After I had been writing for a few years, and started training to become a counselor, I noticed something strange: In most of my stories, the mothers were dead or had disappeared. My heroes were orphans, as a rule. Granted, … Continue reading

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How to make Marketing non-icky

Marketing is icky. I know many writers feel like that. I mean, we’re writers because we don’t mind at all being alone, we enjoy immersing ourselves in our stories and hanging out with our characters. Most of us are not … Continue reading

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Three Reasons why New Year Resolutions are Dangerous

January is two weeks old today. So are your resolutions. You did make resolutions, didn’t you? Yeah, well, that might not actually be a good idea. I know, it’s quite a tradition, and everyone does them, right? So how could … Continue reading

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Dealing with Rejection

For writers, rejection can take many shapes. The classic shape, of course, is a rejection letter from an agent, a publisher or a magazine. For decades, those letters determined the life and success of a writer. (I have a few … Continue reading

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