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  • Amy, that's a totally generous offer and I may well take you up on it. I haven't resolved the problem yet because I just spent the weekend driving my older daughter to...
  • Thank you so much for sharing this Miriam... so much good advice in here... I'm going to try the writing while driving idea... safely, of course
  • Another thing to add to the list: driving by myself. I've found that my mind opens during longer drives--at first I have the usual list-making thoughts, but then my mi...
  • Sorry, Brooke. #1 is incorrect. I have direct visibility into my dashboard in KDP for my micro-pubbed book. Sales directly impacts rank, whereas reviews do not. Amazon...
  • Remember: There are few situations in life that cannot be improved by wearing a little lipstick. So, grab the lipstick, slap it on, and go tell 'em who you are. Sisters? Murder? Convicted father looming in the background? It's all there. It just needs a little lipstick. Promise.
  • This is a fabulous column, Miriam. I laughed about getting in your van and driving when you are stuck; I do a similar thing, except I combine it with errands and forge...
  • I, too, have a plan and have implemented about half: signed up for a workshop on crafting the novel, am test-driving a new writer's group focused on the novel, joined...
  • I love all these tips. Ever since I discovered Text to Speech software, my editing has dramatically improved. Reading aloud was helpful, but if a computer can read it and have it sound natural, you've done something not only right, but very well.  Thanks so much for sharing this. 
  • I agree; there is something much larger than we can imagine. Twelve years ago I was in a relationship of 10 years that could not seem to move forward. I asked the univ...
  • Great post!  To take a break from actually writing my novel, I play around with summaries. I love the reminder to make sure to honor the book itself—not to mention the...