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New Year, New Thinking

While December was all about reflecting, January is all about planning. I don’t generally make New Year’s resolutions. The thought of raising my hopes to fulfill some lofty goal, only to see it dashed away as I drift from my purpose fills me with dread. But the sense of a new beginning with the turn of a calendar page is a refreshing idea that always inspires me to rethink what I’m doing and how I’m doing it. I’m an unabashed organized, plan-making machine. I have lists and coloured Read more [...]

Time, Energy and Space for a Writing Life

Everyone’s busy. I get it. If you’re like me you probably take on too many commitments and get involved in too many activities, just to find yourself overwhelmed when projects are due, deadlines are looming, and everyone needs your attention. Although I’d like to imagine I can do everything, the reality is I can’t do everything well. I used to believe I could multi-task, but really I was only shuffling between tasks, not giving any one thing my full attention.  For a long time, writing Read more [...]

10 Tips for a Successful Book Launch

My experience with book launches is limited to two, one of which was my own, so perhaps I’m not the authority on this subject.  But, as always, what I didn’t know led me to read, investigate, ask questions, and eventually follow my own path. What I learned along the way suggests that book launches are as varied as the books they are celebrating and as unique as the individual writers. With that in mind, I offer my tips for creating a memorable book launch based on my first experience. Celebrate! Read more [...]