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NAVIGATING THE EIGHT EMOTIONS, PART 3: SADNESS

Robert Plutchik, professor emeritus at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, identified eight primary emotions: anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, anticipation, trust, and joy. I’ve seen similar lists from experts as varied as Donald Maass and Tony Robbins. Some are a … Continue reading

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LET’S GET ORGANIZED

Is it really December already? That’s insane. There’s no way it’s already December, especially since I still haven’t finished three projects that should have been done in August. That’s absurd. The world is out to get me. The calendar has … Continue reading

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MY BAD SHORT BAD BOOK

I sat on a panel at the Chuckanut Writer’s Conference and the moderator had a copy of Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life by Dani Shapiro. She referenced the book a few times and recommended it, … Continue reading

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“EXACTLY” HOW LONG A CHAPTER SHOULD BE

I’ve been looking at a lot of self-published books again lately, and not from clients but books that have already been published by people I don’t know. One of the things I’ve noticed is that a lot of these books … Continue reading

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READ MORE…BUT NOT AT ALL COST

A couple weeks ago, in place of a post with New Year’s Resolutions, I went back over some thoughts on the meaning of the new year. Here we are then in the first post of 2015 and I don’t want … Continue reading

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WRAPPING UP 2014

Two years ago, almost to the day, I wrote this: * * * For 2012, I want to do something a little bigger picture. One giant uber-resolution that I think will not only make me a better person overall in … Continue reading

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THE LEGAL PAGE

Also known as a copyright page, every book has one . . . or anyway, every book better damn well have one. Take any book off your shelf, a library or book store shelf, and there it’ll be, almost always immediately following … Continue reading

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