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Thanksgiving Special 2016

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When I was a child, my first real memories of Thanksgiving — memories that stood out from the annual family dinners that looked the same every year — was learning about the history of the holiday. In first grade, to be exact: back in my day, we learned that after some amount of conflict when the Pilgrims arrived, a peace…

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Coach’s Corner: Celebrating the Small Stuff

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Welcome to Coach’s Corner, where I offer some thoughts on the creative process and breaking through moments of self-doubt. Do you ever have days when you’re sitting at your computer, staring at the screen, and wondering why you’re doing this yet again, on a Friday night, again? Have you thought, “This is my tenth night sitting in front of the computer.…

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Mind Over Matter: Preparing for NaNoWriMo

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November is fast approaching and all writers know exactly what that means! Dishes piling up in the sink, laundry left unwashed, and crazy, manic (and sometimes panicked!) writing sprints at all hours. Also, coffee. Lots of coffee. Without going into too much detail (because you can check out all the info on their website), National Novel Writing Month runs the…

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Dear Sherry: Going in Circles

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Dear Sherry, I’ve been battling with a novel manuscript for almost ten years. How do I decide whether to abandon it and consider it a learning experience, or whether I should suck it up, buttercup! —  and work through it?  I know how important it is to finish a manuscript to know if it’s a viable story with a decent…

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My 10 Year Writing Odyssey

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Even though I wrote my first short story in the third grade, my journey as a writer actually started 10 years ago. I was a 24-year-old recent college graduate who had majored in English and minored in journalism, but I had no idea what the word “genre” meant. I had spent the last two years writing four novels about a…

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