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Check Out This New Thing I’m Doing

Hi all! Just wanted to share a new project I’m launching in January at WriteWorks.co. Starting January 12, I’ll be writing a weekly series on how to get work as a freelance writer. If...
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The Power of Saying No

  I have a kitchen calendar that’s pretty much the nerve center of our home. The kids scrawl all of their activities into the proper date boxes — yes, even the 5-year old, who...
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Taking (some of) the pain out of transcription

This post for all the writers out there. If you ever have to transcribe interviews, I just found a great tool that you’ll want to get your grubby little mitts on. I have always found the...
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You won’t believe how [blank] this [blank] is!

I’m so tired of all the videos floating around social media that say something like “Cutest [blank] ever!” “You won’t believe how [blank] this [blank] is!”...
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If you have ovaries you should read this (spoiler: it’s not about cancer)

Have some ovaries? Or maybe even just one ovary? Or maybe you used to have ovaries? Whatever. My point is that female types should read the article below. (Psst … It’s nice for men, too. So...
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To all the recovering alcoholics and drug addicts: Thank you

This article popped up on the sidebar of a news article about Phillip Seymour Hoffman. It’s by Russell Brand, whom I’ve always thought is incredibly articulate and hilarious. (No comment on...
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Why I don’t care if you like me

So here’s the thing about me: I really don’t care if you like me. I actually really and truly don’t.   It’s not that I don’t want you to like to me. I actually want to be...
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What else can go right? My trick for not wallowing in despair

Complaining can be an art form, doncha think? I really appreciate a well-worded kvetch. But it can also be dangerous if you act like it’s your second job. Hippie Trish wants to tell you to KNOCK...
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