Thanksgiving – Bust a Gut

Thanksgiving – Bust a Gut

Entry 1Every year I tell myself I will NOT do the same darn thing. I’m talking about the annual holiday pig-out. The one that starts at Thanksgiving and peters out during that really boring week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Piling on the pounds eating nonstop...

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Recipes for the Broken-Hearted

Recipes for the Broken-Hearted

Dumped, Divorced, Rejected? If you're looking for way to mitigate the depression, wailing, and general malaise after being dumped, this comic cookbook is for you (or for your friend shuffling around the house in wrinkled pajamas and Einstein hair). The "Comfort...

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Why Daydreaming Is Important for Writers

Why Daydreaming Is Important for Writers

Are Daydreamers Smarter? "I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me."—Albert Einstein Traditionally, daydreamers were thought to be distracted, inattentive time-wasters. Not to mention, indolent, apathetic sloths....

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Be a Healthy Writer

Be a Healthy Writer

Has it ever dawned on you suddenly— that you've been staring at your computer screen for ages? That your neck is crunched, your back is aching, your tush is squashed, and your eyes are bloodshot? Join the writers club. Writers have particular challenges when it comes...

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Different Ways to Write Fiction

Different Ways to Write Fiction

"John Irving once told me he doesn't start a novel until he knows the last sentence. I said, 'My God, Irving, isn't that like working in a factory?'"—Tom Robbins There are probably as many different ways to write fiction as there are novels on Amazon. SOME...

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The CRINGE

The CRINGE

To kill, or not to kill? Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.—Stephen King In writing, you must kill all your darlings.—William Faulkner Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a...

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