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People often tell me that they wish they had my life—
especially when they hear about my latest trip to Nashville, New York or Los Angeles. 


So, I’ve created A Writer’s Life to give you a chance to peek behind the curtain and see what it’s really like to be a professional author. Is it as glamorous as it sounds?


Once a month I’ll post a glimpse into my world; the good, the bad and the ugly.
This is what it looks like when we step out and bet on ourselves.

one year from now

Where do you want your writing career to be one year from now? How many books do you want to have written? How many books do you want to have studied? How much revenue do you want to have generated? What is your plan for meeting these targets? I’ll admit,

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you can’t un-see it

I’ve had an idea rattling around in my head for a while now, and the more I think about it, the more I’m convinced it’s true.  The idea is this: everything is story. That’s a pretty bold statement.  You could argue that I’m biased because I’m in the business of

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people be wack

I’ve been debating whether I should write this. Not because I think I’m wrong, but because I think it will be interpreted as angry, or ungrateful, or petulant. Then I looked at my window that needs fixing and my kitchen door that needs replacing, and I realized that this is

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cat for sale

This isn’t what I was planning to talk about. I’d intended to write something uplifting about getting back on track after the COVID-19 derailment that we’ve all be dealing with.  Then my cat, Sophia, hopped onto my bed. This blog is designed to give you a little peek into what

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make good art

I’ve been working on this post for over a month. Many drafts have gone into the bin and it’s taken me thousands of words to find the three I needed, and the three words aren’t even my own. They’re Neil Gaiman’s and they’re simply this; make good art. During this

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Shakespeare didn’t have toilet paper

As I was thinking about how to frame this month’s post, I came across the following tweet from Roseanne Cash.  Shakespeare also didn’t have laptops, central heating or electric lights. What he did have was free and easy access to his imagination.  Kinda makes you think, doesn’t it? Many writers

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