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When deadlines allow, I love to muse on all things publishing. I share tips, tricks and stories to make your path easier + more fun!

Fame Will Heal You

There’d been a big auction. Her memoir was about to drop in stores nationwide and become a New York Times bestseller. Twenty+ years of daily writing practice and pie-in-the-sky dreams were about to be realized. “I’m scared,” she wrote to me. “After all these years of barely scraping by and trying to hold the vision […]

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What Should I Be Working On?

I love Skype! I recently met the most dynamic, talented, and fantastically funny woman. We bonded and laughed as we chatted about her coming to one of my Carmel Writing retreats later this year, and about the book and publishing career she’s aching to launch after years working as a successful artist. It took me all of 30 […]

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