Tag: writer’s life

For authors, by authors, one word at a time

Perfection Is Overrated

There was an author in the 1920s who wrote 60,000 words a week. I wish I could remember his name. He wrote pulp, he pushed it out as quickly as he could, and the moment it left his typewriter, it was out of his hands. It went to an editor who tailored it to the…
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July 8, 2017 0

Mercury in Retrograde and Misbehaving Characters

Maybe you believe in astrology. Maybe you don’t. Mercury doesn’t really care, it is coming for you. The planet Mercury goes into retrograde about four times a year. It affects communication, decision-making skills, technology and a wealth of other things. If you are going to screw your life up, odds are you’ll do it during…
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June 22, 2017 2

Little Ones and Writing: Finding a Balance

About ten months ago, something incredible happened. My wife gave birth to our first child. The months since that day have been filled with a new, special kind of joy that has filled this father’s heart to the brim. I wouldn’t trade a moments spent with him for anything in the world and his smile…
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April 19, 2017 0