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What Keeps Us Going?

Earlier today I was preparing a topic for an online discussion group. The topic asked about moments when readers told us our writing affected their lives. Over my years of writing I’ve received many compliments about my stories and my characters, about how my fiction entertained and sometimes presented stuff …

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Persistence Trumps Talent

This week I’m starting a series of blogs called the Nine Pillars of the Writing Life. The series is an outgrowth of my own experiences as an author and draws extensively on the work I’ve done with other writers. Writers who have taught me, writers who have encouraged me, and …

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