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Five Publishing Tips from a Sophomore Novelist

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This post was originally published on diymfa.com as a part of the #5onFri series.As I home in on the publication date for my second novel (The Nine, She Writes Press, August 20), there is excitement whirring in my mind as well as the anxiety that comes with keeping track of a…By jbadmin|
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Writing Rituals: Staying Grounded During Busy Times

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This post originally appeared on BooksByWomen.org as "Five Weeks To Book Launch And How My Writing Practice Keeps Me Grounded."I am a woman with many morning practices, from skin care to yoga and meditation to blending a perfected breakfast smoothie, from walking my dog to…By jbadmin|
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A Song of Gratitude: Reflecting on Japan

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This article originally appeared on Indagare under the title "A Song of Gratitude: Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg Reflects on her Journey to Japan."Our trip to Japan followed a week in Hong Kong where my husband had business and I spent mornings working and writing before…By jbadmin|
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How the Japanese Tea Ceremony Mirrors the Author/Reader Relationship

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On our recent trip to Asia I barely scratched the surface of omotenashi, the Japanese spirit of hospitality, but I did have the opportunity to participate in a tea ceremony which gave me a glimpse. As I lay awake that night combatting jet lag, I began to see parallels between the…By jbadmin|
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Women Writers over a Certain Age

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The following article was originally published on BooksByWomen.org.A friend suggested recently I write an essay about how one went about being taken seriously as a female writer over fifty. My first reaction to this suggestion was actually surprise, and my second was wonder…By jbadmin|
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Passover Reflections on Moab

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I’ve been back to Boston for a couple weeks but there are images from Utah that I’m carrying close through this cold and grey New England spring.  Not really images, more like colors: white snow, blue sky, and green trees…. And then there’s the red.We took a couple of…By Jeanne|
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