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Is Happiness A Choice?

When people ask me what book changed my life, the first one I think of is one that I don’t like to mention. It was a book called Happiness is a Choice. I read the book when I was eighteen and it did change my life. Until I read it I thought my emotions were my...

How Knowing When to Quit Can Make You a Better Writer

I told myself the fourth draft of this novel would be the last draft. I had started it over four years ago and it was never fantastic. Plus,  I’ve learned so much since I started it the first drafts of scenes I’ve inserted in the last few months are better than...

Better First Drafts for Pantsters

The first time I tried to write a novel I got an old notebook and pen and just wrote. I had a vague idea and some characters, plot elements would pop into my head as I wrote and I had a fuzzy idea what I wanted the end to be. I got bogged down and never finished that...