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A Writer’s Midlife Crisis

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There is a lie we tell our children. It goes something like this: “If you set your mind to a goal, you can achieve it. Anything is possible if you work hard enough.” We tell our kids they can be an astronaut, a ballerina, a basketball player, a physicist, or even the president. It’s not true. At least it wasn’t for me. I …

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The Red Road Is Done. Now What?

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The Red Road is finished. I put the entire manuscript in an InDesign template, and am working on the final formatting touches. At this point, it’s down to nitpicking for hyphens and em dashes and ellipses (oh my!). I’m the kind of writer who could tinker and edit forever, so naturally, as I look at what I’ve written, there are …

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I Have a Theory

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What if all the things you’re afraid of are things that killed you or hurt you in a previous life? I had a lot of irrational fears when I was little. Among them: spiders (okay, maybe not so irrational) lighting matches heights lightning One day, I started trying to figure out why I was terrified to light a match. Grown-ups …