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Getting to Know You: What is your writing kryptonite?

I’d say my writing kryptonite is my own self-confidence, or rather, lack-thereof. I have difficulty with believing in myself for a number of reasons, none of which are pleasant. When I start doubting myself, I stop writing. I suppose it’s because writing is such a lonely thing. When even you start doubting yourself, it’s like […]

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Getting to Know You: What do you do when inspiration runs dry?

I guess it depends on why inspiration has run dry. If it’s inspiration on one project, I might move on to something else instead. If it’s inspiration for writing in general, that’s a different story. A friend of mine once told me that she goes on “creativity dates” to places like museums, or to concerts. […]

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Getting to Know You: What’s the most important thing in life?

I originally chose this question because when I wrote it I had spent quite a few hours with my Granny, who was unfortunately in the process of passing away. This time around, I’m writing this after my other grandmother was buried, meaning all my grandparents have now passed. I was scared to go see my […]

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Getting to Know You: What advice do you have for new writers?

Keep writing! It’s as simple and as difficult as that. Honestly, people often say to me, “Oh, I want to be a writer but I don’t think I’m good enough.” My response is usually along the same lines as I give my students: if you don’t make mistakes, you’ll never learn how to improve. I […]

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Getting to Know You: What Does Your Family Think of Your Writing?

They’re very supportive! I couldn’t do it without my husband Barry. Honestly. I know a lot of the time that sort of thing is said with a pinch of insincerity, but I really mean it. He encourages me, badgers me, cajoles me, bribes me… Anything I need to get me to get words on paper. […]

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