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Keeping a Writing Schedule | Becoming a Writer, Part 4

Did you miss parts 1, 2, or 3? Click here to go back to the beginning! Writing can be fun, or it can be grueling. Or it can turn into one of those fiascos where you say “I’m a writer” for 3 or 20 years and never actually produce something. But let’s not go there. […]

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Creating A Schedule for Your New Writing Life – Part 3

As an indie author, you have to guard your schedule like crazy. You have to guard it from all the things that will suck you in like online videos and Words with Friends. You also have to guard it from the people around you who are so thrilled that you’re not working anymore (because it’s […]

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Wearing All the Hats- Becoming a Writer, part 2

When you decide to be a freelancer, or an indie author, you often imagine sitting on the beach with a laptop or in some cool upscale restaurant surrounded by your fans. That’s what I thought too. And to some extent you can do that. There are even programs for sale with titles like “The Laptop […]

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Your life as a Freelancer/ Indie Author

“What do you do?” they ask. It’s the inevitable question you get asked every time you meet someone new. I used to say I’m an author, but after a lot of blank stares now I say I write books. As soon as I say it, there’s the predictable 2nd part: “I’ve always wanted to write […]

Instant Pot Carrot/Kale/Turkey Soup

Healthy – but not short on flavor. If you love soup even when it's not winter, this one's for you. This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase through them, I may earn a small commission, at no cost to you.

Do You Love Reading?

I’m always looking for savvy readers who could become a part of my Beta Readers’ Group – or my Street Team! Enthusiastic readers welcome to apply. I mostly write non-fiction, but there’s a novel coming soon for you fiction readers. 🙂

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A Few Housekeeping Matters…

Hi there. You might have noticed a small (ha-ha) change on the website. I want to tell you all about why I did that, and what’s going to happen as we move forward. For two or three years I’ve let this site languish as I struggled with what I was doing and what I wanted […]

The Dreadlocks Debacle

Sometime last summer I decided dreadlocks (lox) would be a good idea. I was going through a spiritual renewal, and I thought a change to lox would help me remember that. I was headed to a conference where I wanted to be noticed and remembered. And – hey, I do funky things with my hair […]

Hair Color Alternatives – Henna

For those who color their hair – does your scalp ever burn when you have color, or more correctly developer on your hair? Mine always has. Sometimes it’s not awful; other times I can feel the chemical burn etching into my scalp. Usually it will remain sore for 2-5 days, then begins to itch and […]

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