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A Writer’s Dilemma: Between the Books—Is There a “Best Time” to Start a New Project?

Writer Seeking Advice: As a writer, is there a best time to start a new book?

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Sleepy Hollow at the Mystical Ancient Palace of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain

Being on top of the world is really hard on your calves. This was the conclusion I came to after walking up the steep slopes of the mountain town of Granada, Spain several times a day to return to our hotel, Hotel Alhambra Palace.

Longest Travel Day Ever, But I Made It!

It’s been 20 hours since I dragged my overstuffed carry-on suitcase through the doorway of my house. After three taxis, a three-hour train ride, countless hours at the airport, a six hour flight and one narrowly averted snow storm, I’m finally here, at my hotel in Spain. Exhausted and excited.

Wind Storms and Nor’easters Won’t Keep Me From My Books!

My house groaned like an old angry ghost, one with a fondness for my closet or at least the attic area above it. Unable to sleep, I pulled my covers up to my chin and tried to ignore it.

Going Grammando, or Not—Why You Should Break the Rules!

My family's new TV obsession is a show called Adam Ruins Everything. And recently we watched an episode where Adam ruined...wait for it writers and book lovers... grammar!...dun dun dun...

How a Year of Blogging Has Made Me a Better Person and Novelist

I started writing my blog when Travelers I was published in October 2016 and, at the time, I decided I would write a blog post every day. It was ambitious, but if I'm going to do something I'm going to do it all the way.

The Mind of a Sleep Deprived Writer

Disclaimer: I wrote this blog while severely sleep deprived. Read on if you dare.

Lessons in Failure from NANOWRIMO

I lost. What's worse is I lost a contest where I was only competing with myself. I am a NANOWRIMO loser. But, for once, I'm OK with losing.

Thankless for Thanksgiving, But in a Good Way

Thanksgiving is the combination of two simple words: thanks and giving. However, have you ever noticed how the tradition of giving thanks, which should be selfless, tends toward the self-centered?

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