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November means….NaNoWriMo

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...it's time for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). In 2016, I committed to writing 2,000 words a day on my manuscript for the month and that burst of productivity resulted in me completing the draft of a novel by year's end. Whether you end up with a complete draft of a novel…By Jeanne|
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Handwriting – On and Off the Wall

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I attended the Brooklyn Book Festival a few weeks ago on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Two other She Writes Press authors and I had a fruitful day talking to readers and selling our novels. When a friend of mine stopped by to purchase a copy of EDEN, I took an extra moment to…By Jeanne|
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Purification: Gratitude in Simplicity and Newness

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The essential oil I’ve been rubbing on the souls of my feet the past few mornings is called “Purification.” It sits by my yoga mat and because I ran out of my favorite lavender oil, I have been using it instead as a sensory boost. After all, purification is a lofty ideal.…By Jeanne|
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Summer Balance – Surrender and Patience

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This summer, like most summers, is passing too quickly. There never seems to be enough time to fit in all the things I’ve dreamed about over the winter. Today, for example, I have many projects that need attention; however I haven’t been to my favorite yoga class in a while…By Jeanne|
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A Friendship Tour, Thanks to a Book

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Promoting a book is almost as hard as writing one. Especially the first time, especially for an indie author without access to the big marketing machines behind books published by the big five. In anticipation of my May 2 pub date, sometime last winter, I began scheduling a book…By Jeanne|
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Jack’s Audiobook Picks

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My 23-year-old son likes to listen to audiobooks as he gets ready for work in the morning, and he continues to listen during his 40-minute commute. I'm not surprised, as he always loved to be read to as a child. He came up with a list of his favorite audiobook recommendations…By Jeanne|
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