February 18, 2019

In a Washington Post article published online today, book critic Ron Charles reflects on 23 books whose “final lines” have seared themselves into his memory. From Frankenstein and Gone with the Wind to The Handmaid’s Tale and Beloved, he offers us a glimpse into why ce...

Quick Tip Tuesday:

Don’t let your writing practice get derailed by distraction…

In my last post, I promised that I would share some useable tips and strategies to help you cultivate the mental focus to stay on track when you sit down to your writing practice. After all,...

January 11, 2018

New year, new writing habits!

One of the biggest hurdles that my coaching clients face when they sit down to write is distraction. The overwhelming feeling that there are other things that need doing. This might be the mundane necessities of life (laundry is a biggie),...

December 17, 2017

It's that most wonderful time of year!

Every year as the holidays draw near, I do a cursory check of the internet for new ideas about what I might get for the writers in my life. Gifts that celebrate and support their passion (and, for some, their profession) and that p...

December 1, 2017

When I introduce myself as a professional editor, I often hear some iteration of the same story: “That’s so cool that you get to work with writers! I’ve always wanted to write a [book/memoir/film script/self-help guide/better website/family history/world history/ongoin...

September 28, 2017

It's time to start blogging. (Again.) 

We all know the drill. We’ve been told that blogging can give our business a boost:

  • Producing fresh content on a regular basis improves our Google search results.

  • Publishing informative and engaging posts bolsters our credi...

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