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The words Morning Pages over a photo of a notebook covering a copy of The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

4 Reasons to Write Morning Pages

The Morning Pages are one two basic tools introduced in the book The Artist’s Way. The author, Julia Cameron, describes them as “an apparently pointless process.” Cameron claims this “pointless” process is so important that she suggests purchasing a new notebook for the sole purpose of this exercise as a way of commemorating the beginning …

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Why I decided to participate in NaNoWriMo

I Decided to Participate in NaNoWriMo

The year was 2015. I just quit my full-time job in June and was well on my way of creating a life of writing. Except, I wasn’t writing all that much. Then, I stumbled upon NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. Every November, writers from all over decide they are going to …

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The Lost Art of Writing Letters

The Lost Art of Writing Letters

Dear Lovely Reader, I am writing to you today to share my concern over a very important matter. What happened to the hand written letter? With all the electronic ways of communication, the traditional letter is forgotten, or worse, laughed at with name calling and eye rolls. Since we can communicate almost instantaneously, why would …

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Traditional versus Self-Publishing

Traditional v. Self Publishing

A Newbie’s Navigation Through the Publishing Paths You’ve written some words on a page and you are already thinking of that day when your name will be on the cover of your very own book. You can see yourself flipping through pages filled with words you wrote. If you are like me, it may feel …

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I am not an imposter

I am not an imposter, and neither are you.

I am a writer. I know this because it is written in green dry erase marker on my mirror in two languages. It is a constant reminder of who I am and who I want to be. I need the reminder because no matter how many poems, short stories, blog posts, web sites, letters, social …

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