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The Business of Writing, part five of five.

Be one of my Satellites! Sign up for B-School. Registration closes tomorrow. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see my partner bonus offers. Sign up for B-School now! If you’re thinking about starting a business of your own — whether it’s writing-related or not — I hope this series has been useful. I […]

The Business of Writing, part four of five.

Be one of my Satellites! Sign up for B-School. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see my partner bonus offers. Today, meet Monna McDiarmid: novelist, international school counselor, photographer, poet, and entrepreneur. I’m excited for you to see the beautiful course that Monna designed after graduating from B-School — it’s a writing and […]

The Business of Writing, part three of five.

Be one of my Satellites. Sign up for B-School! Scroll to the bottom of the page to read about the special bonuses I’m offering! Today, meet Abby Kerr: short fiction writer, business owner, and master of listening to one’s own integrity. I’m so excited to share with you Abby’s philosophy, talent, and aesthetic (you need […]

The Business of Writing, part two of five.

Be one of my Satellites. Sign up for B-School! Scroll to the bottom of the page to read about the special bonuses I’m offering! Today, meet Nicole Baute: writer, editor, journalist. I met Nicole a few years ago, when I contributed a story to a women’s writing anthology she co-created, called EAT IT. (It was […]

The Business of Writing, part one of five.

Be one of my Satellites. Sign up for B-School! Scroll to the bottom of the page to read about the special bonuses I’m offering! This winter, my lovely sister-in-law Kate sent me a brand new copy of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own. I re-read the book over the holiday, and was struck again […]

Be stubborn.

A couple of years ago, Jennifer Louden interviewed me for her Teach Now course. This program teaches pedagogy and self-care for anyone who feels called to be a teacher, and I was delighted to be included as guest faculty. Since then, I have been following Jennifer’s work with admiration. Her writing is in service to […]

Margaret Atwood in my living room.

Remember my trip to San Miguel de Allende last year? Well, something else happened that week that I couldn’t tell you until now, because I couldn’t believe it was really happening and, well, I didn’t want to jinx it. Last year, Margaret Atwood and I started to collaborate on something for Story Is a State […]

What will happen if you don't write?

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde   What happens if you suppress your creativity for too long? You invite depression. Last year, a friend introduced me to a Canadian writer named Alison Gresik. Like many writers, Alison had gradually prioritized Normal Life over […]

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