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Dec.27.2012
  Writing and publishing – it’s not for sissies anymore.  
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Dec.26.2012
Sometimes, it’s enough to merely think you’re making forward progress.
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Dec.23.2012
Highfalutin or pyrotechnic feats of writing aren’t worth the effort put in if you can’t make the reader give a damn.  
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Dec.22.2012
The copyeditor’s job is to prescribe the letter of the law; the writer’s job is to preserve the spirit of her intent.
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Dec.21.2012
“Write drunk; edit sober.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
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Dec.14.2012
  You can actually talk about things on Twitter other than your writing or your books – just saying.  
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Dec.13.2012
To write is human; to write well, divine.
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Dec.12.2012
Even when you’re not physically writing, a writer is always writing, so stop beating yourself up for not writing, unless, of course, you’re always not writing, in which case, you may now go back to beating yourself up for not writing – and then, for goodness sake, start writing.
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Dec.11.2012
  You’re on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest (for all I know, you even check your old MySpace page regularly); you haunt writing forums, reader forums, Yahoogroups, Facebook groups, Kindleboards; and you do this all, and more, every day – so tell me again, please: When are you actually...
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Dec.10.2012
  It’s OK to be bitter or resentful from time to time, briefly, but as with a long marriage, you need to still be able to see the good, falling in love over and over again, because otherwise, what’s the point?