• June 2015
    Great piece!  My memoir comes out in September and I just did two major pre-pub events….clothing!  First of all, comfort!  Not those old torn flannel pjs you love kind of comfort--but heels--if you wear them that actually don't make you feel like...
  • May 2015
    Bravo to you!  Rejection is hard…and a constant in a writer's life.  But persistence is everything!  Thanks for being a model of what it means to press on...
  • May 2015
    Thanks for this Ellen.  There are so many different things that can lead us back to the creative.  Your blog post reminded me of a time when I couldn't write and so went out, bought a set of Prang watercolors (I hadn't used them since I was a girl)...
  • May 2015
    Very helpful.  Thanks..
  • May 2015
    Right now the demon for me is less about editing..as my book is coming out in a few months and more about all the publicity stuff I have to wade into.  I'm by nature a quiet, book-loving not exactly introvert--but I don't historically much like...
  • May 2015
    I've heard this before..forgot about it totally…so glad for this reminder…also cards…Gratefully, Rita
  • April 2015
    I say bravo--give the book to those you trust.  It's hard, I know.  Having deadlines from a publisher has forced me to push past my fear but it can be mighty.  The thing is, the book changes as you circulate it…not necessarily in terms of what is on...
  • April 2015
    I'm just doing the last read of my memoir before it goes to press and I love the way you talk about calling up memory and using tools to help…photographs are a wonderful resource (the one you included is great).  I've found the whole issue of memory...
  • April 2015
    I also would love to see some examples of signatures you like….hadn't even thought of this before…!  Rita
  • April 2015
    Oy.  I identified with writer's ADD.  I have so much on my plate right now that sometimes I forget to be grateful for having a book about to go into print and all who helped make it possible.  I definitely think that fear of failure and fear of...

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