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Can I *really* say THAT?

“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” -Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird I’ve been getting a lot of questions from writers... Read More
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behind the scenes of finishing my book

Last Wednesday I called my dad and said, “I finished the book!” I think I’ve finished Catchlight at least 6 times. There was the moment I finished the very first super rough draft. It was 2009 and I... Read More
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a sneak peek inside my retreat

Two weeks ago I led my first-ever writing retreat, and I want to give you a sneak peek inside.  The location was magical: a retreat center on Enders Island in Mystic, CT. The retreat center itself is Catholic,... Read More
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just say yes

I am saying yes to the business of my dreams. Those words are written on a yellow index card, propped on my desk in front of my keyboard. I read them dozens of times a day. Every time... Read More
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when life comes full circle

As you’re reading this, I’m driving to Mystic, CT – one of my favorite places on earth – to lead the inaugural Darkness into Light writing retreat.  I can hardly believe this is my life.  I’m hosting the weekend... Read More
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