Behold: another one of my "this is kind of about author career practicalities but mostly an unsolicited life lecture" posts.
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Tip #1: it's okay to just not do that kind of work right now. (I do have some ideas for trying to do it, though, if you're determined to do so...or you…
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Your author photo is hugely important, but probably not for the reasons you might think. My notes on the when, how, and why of getting your headshot…
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An open letter to them -- and you
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Editors create profit and loss sheets to quantify authors' platform and market in the present and make projections about the future. Our job is to make…
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Said blessings do not include “the motivation of spite” or “the catharsis of petty dislike.”
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Who ISN'T in a terrible mood here at the end of this godforsaken week? Oh, not you, BARBARA? Well, that's just great, you little peppy-ass bit--oh, hi…
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Spoiler alert: if you think I'm going to reassure you that you're good or confirm that you're bad, you're going to find this post disappointing.
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Understanding a human psyche—our own, others', and our characters'—requires paying as much attention to our negative spaces as we do our conscious…
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A festive spring post on faceplanting, failure, mess, and the inevitability of death. 🐰
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The uplifting reminder I'm sure you need on top of everything else you had to deal with today.
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My thoughts on a common question authors ask (or scream) in the throes of proposal and manuscript development. TL DR: the answer is something you feel…
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