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Introverts, find your restorative niche!
Introverts, find your restorative niche!

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain Tidbits from Quiet: Open plan offices reduce productivity and impair memory. They make people sick, hostile, unmotiv…

How to Write More by Starting Small
How to Write More by Starting Small

You might be a binge writer, or you might be more of a steady plodder. As someone who writes both ways, I have discovered that each approach involves starting small.

7 Project Management Principles for Writing a Book
7 Project Management Principles for Writing a Book

  1. Know your why
  2. Define the project
  3. Know that it can’t all be done in a day
How to Change Your Story’s POV–and why you’d want to
How to Change Your Story’s POV–and why you’d want to

In my editorial experience, writers go through more trouble nailing point of view (POV) for a piece of fiction than almost any other topic I’ve come across. The only real test of POV is whether …

Living with Uncertainty while Writing a Book
Living with Uncertainty while Writing a Book

One of the terrific life-enhancing challenges (effing growth experiences!) of writing a book is that it creates a long-term and continuous state of uncertainty in the writer’s psyche. In what have b…


Editing tools that just might change your writing life!