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This time of year, we writers can’t help but look back and feel good about the writing progress we’ve made. Whether we took small steps forward or big ones, each one steers us closer toward our writing goals. So, now’s the time to celebrate your hard work and feel good about what you’ve accomplished. Here […]

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I Can’t Write My Story Because I’m Not A Writer

  Someone said this to me the other night at an event I attended for people who have consulting businesses. This guy is a consultant with a compelling personal story, and he’s been told numerous times that he should write a memoir. Earlier in the evening, I told a group of people my own professional […]

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Bad Book Reviews: One Author’s Reaction

It is widely known that if you’re fortunate enough to have written and published a book and lucky enough to have people talk about it, comments will run the gamut from good to bad, with many shades of mediocre in between. I say lucky enough to have people talk about it because that’s the point, […]

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The Night I Slept With Kurt Vonnegut

Did I ever tell you this story? No? Here it is in the Huffington Post: The Night I Slept With Kurt Vonnegut photo by katiemarinascott It was a nasty night in New Orleans. Torrents of rain–at once pounding and windswept. Filling and rising. We were sheltered, on the floor. The carpet was damp. My clothes […]

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The Artform of Uncertainty

Is it even any good at all? I’m sure this is not the thing I should be thinking at this stage of the game. Within the last sixteen months, I’ve read hundreds of articles on ‘Marketing for the Self-Published Author’ and none of the advice said to doubt yourself moments before the release of your […]

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Do Fiction Writers have an Obligation to Society?

As I write this, I ask myself if this has any validity. Do fiction writers have an obligation and responsibility to society and humankind? I’m referring to when writers create stories about atrocities which are not documented in history, but conjured and invented with all of its repugnant detail, by the author. A Huffington Post […]