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November 15 gratitude

Three things I’m grateful for: The New York Times, because along with well-written hard news, it gives me tidbits like this–Wally from “Leave It To Beaver” is going to have

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November 7 gratitude

Three things I’m grateful for: florists. I love the grace and instant gratification of sending something RIGHT NOW and knowing it’s beautiful. I have a girlfriend who was having a

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Take a break from the workshop.

Check it out! You can make a montage of images using Google: http://grant.robinson.name/projects/montage-a-google/ and a beautiful word cloud: http://wordle.net/ … you can see a sample here: http://wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/202050/planning_my_wedding%21 Thanks to Elizabeth for

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The 3 Faces of Isadora

One of the most-asked questions of a writer: Where do you get your ideas? I rarely know; my novels are stitched together with bits and pieces like a crazy quilt. By

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Writing in the Garden of the Gods

*** CALENDAR ALERT ***SAVE THE DATE WRITING IN THE GARDEN OF THE GODS Field’s End Writers’ Conference 2008 WHO: This year’s line-up of authors and speakers includes: Roy Blount, Jr.

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Intentional Charms

It’s the sweetest (and most affordable) jewelry shop on the Web. You might not know you need a Gargoyle Cell Phone charm (which can also work as a zipper pull),

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Judging a cover by its book

Oh, I deeply love getting an e-mail attachment from my editor when they’re working on cover art for my book. It’s really the first time you get to “see” your

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Editorial interference

“Revision is a very physical process, best done by hand, much like decoupage.”                                                                         –me, 3:00p.m. The fact is, I insist on editorial interference. I would be lost without it. The

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