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Writing Time, Part 76. An Editor Dishes

We’re reading manuscripts at Pulp Literature Press, and what strikes me first is the talent that comes through our e-portals. But, like most small publishers, we accept very few manuscripts in the end. It’s hard, turning down good writers. Often … Continue reading

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Writing Time, Part 37. Why Write Today?

“There are great rivers that feed the lake, like Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky. And then there are mere trickles, like Jean Rhys. All that matters is feeding the lake.” – Jean Rhys One of the best ways to ensure we make time … Continue reading

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Writing Time, Part 36. Our Own Plans for a Writing Life

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they’ve got planned for you? Not much.” –Jim Rohn Writing out goals shapes my days’ work. It shapes my days as … Continue reading

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Writing Time Part 23: Writers and the World Stage

Engaging in a writing career, like all great stories, is about transformation. We are becoming writers in the 21st Century, taking our place alongside other authors on the world stage. Because that’s what the new century and its technology has … Continue reading

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Writing Time Part 15: Time Management for Writers: Seinfeld Hands Us the Key

A gifted teacher told me there is only love or fear, a binary view of things that is useful in addressing time management for writers. We already know that attitude is everything in managing our careers, and that if we are … Continue reading

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Writing Time Part 12. Here’s How Motivation Earns Us Time

Self-motivation is one of the great time management tools available to writers, and one of the most pleasant to employ. If you’re geared up, it’s far easier to sit your butt in that chair and type. One powerful way to self-motivate … Continue reading

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Writing Time: Part 2. How Do You Know Whether You’ve Got the Talent?

Writing yourself into a successful career is in a large part about rewarding your readers with a fabulous book, but at least as important is growing into your own inner certainty that you’re giving exactly that to your readers. How … Continue reading

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Writing Time: Doing the Math

If you want to lead a full-time writing career in your full-time life, consider the happy mathematics of writing books.  Writers talk about books taking six months or a year. Or indeed years. And of course any profession will fill the … Continue reading

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Revising with Terry Brooks in Mind

“Outline, outline, outline.” – Terry Brooks It’s an easy quote to remember. Luckily. Because it’s one of the most vital bits of advice I’ve ever received at a writing conference. Not me personally, you understand. The room was packed. I have … Continue reading

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Time and Time Again: Managing it

I’m a true believer in time’s bounty. There’s lots of time for everybody and everything in our lives–that is, for everything we truly love to do and everyone we love to be with. My book on time management for writers looks at finding … Continue reading

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