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Finding Balance

Finding Balance

Almost six months have passed since I published Mosaic Heart: Pieces of an Unfinished Life. It’s hard to believe that she has been out in the world for almost half a year already. And although I say this to authors consistently, it’s also hard to believe how much...

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Out From Behind the Curtain

Out From Behind the Curtain

I was asked in a recent podcast interview why it took me over ten years to bring my book to life. The question was posed, thinking I had written my memoir recently. I clarified that I actually had been writing it for a very long time—I’d kept my pen to paper and...

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A Life of Its Own

A Life of Its Own

Never before have the insights I share with authors been as “up front and center” as they are right now. Since late December, I’ve heard these words play over and over in my mind, and in the last two weeks, they’ve become even more insistent: “A book takes on a life...

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Sometimes We Hit Walls

Sometimes We Hit Walls

Yes, sometimes during the course of writing our books, we hit walls. For a variety of reasons, it can happen during the writing process, especially as life gets in the way. But, did you know it can also happen during the editing process? And that’s when it can be even...

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Midwinter Message

Midwinter Message

February 2nd marked the midwinter point, acknowledged in the US by the groundhog’s appearance. This year, Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, which I believe was inevitable. At least here in Colorado, signs of spring don’t usually show up for at least that long!...

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The Editor Gets Edited

The Editor Gets Edited

Yes, when an editor authors her own works, she must be edited too. And that’s where I sit today: going through the editing process with my first memoir. As an editor, I must admit that having someone look at my writing as opposed to being evaluated for how I’ve...

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Words and Phrases Have Tremendous Power

Words and Phrases Have Tremendous Power

How much thought do you give to the impact of the words and phrases you say to yourself and others? As a writer and editor, I think about the words we use—a lot! Not only written words, but also the words we use in conversation, whether in self-talk or with others....

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Writing the In-Between of Our Stories

Writing the In-Between of Our Stories

What does it mean to write the in-between? Until quite recently, I coached writers, especially those working on memoirs, to “dig deep." I encouraged them to get to the heart of their stories and those core experiences and truths. To take us into their learnings,...

read more
Finding Balance

Finding Balance

Almost six months have passed since I published Mosaic Heart: Pieces of an Unfinished Life. It’s hard to believe that she has been out in the world for almost half a year already. And although I say this to authors consistently, it’s also hard to believe how much...

read more
Out From Behind the Curtain

Out From Behind the Curtain

I was asked in a recent podcast interview why it took me over ten years to bring my book to life. The question was posed, thinking I had written my memoir recently. I clarified that I actually had been writing it for a very long time—I’d kept my pen to paper and...

read more
A Life of Its Own

A Life of Its Own

Never before have the insights I share with authors been as “up front and center” as they are right now. Since late December, I’ve heard these words play over and over in my mind, and in the last two weeks, they’ve become even more insistent: “A book takes on a life...

read more
Sometimes We Hit Walls

Sometimes We Hit Walls

Yes, sometimes during the course of writing our books, we hit walls. For a variety of reasons, it can happen during the writing process, especially as life gets in the way. But, did you know it can also happen during the editing process? And that’s when it can be even...

read more
Midwinter Message

Midwinter Message

February 2nd marked the midwinter point, acknowledged in the US by the groundhog’s appearance. This year, Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, which I believe was inevitable. At least here in Colorado, signs of spring don’t usually show up for at least that long!...

read more
The Editor Gets Edited

The Editor Gets Edited

Yes, when an editor authors her own works, she must be edited too. And that’s where I sit today: going through the editing process with my first memoir. As an editor, I must admit that having someone look at my writing as opposed to being evaluated for how I’ve...

read more
Words and Phrases Have Tremendous Power

Words and Phrases Have Tremendous Power

How much thought do you give to the impact of the words and phrases you say to yourself and others? As a writer and editor, I think about the words we use—a lot! Not only written words, but also the words we use in conversation, whether in self-talk or with others....

read more
Writing the In-Between of Our Stories

Writing the In-Between of Our Stories

What does it mean to write the in-between? Until quite recently, I coached writers, especially those working on memoirs, to “dig deep." I encouraged them to get to the heart of their stories and those core experiences and truths. To take us into their learnings,...

read more

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