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self employment

Self Employment Perks and Negatives

Collecting Benefits from Self Employment. I bet you woke up this morning thinking, “What exactly is the difference between an axiom and an idiom?” I know I did. Being able to take time to explore questions like this is one of the benefits of self employment. Actually, I was wondering specifically whether “a day late […]

fiction

Fiction and Truth; Non-Fiction and Your Imagination

“Fiction is a story someone made up.” Miss Wood tapped her desk for emphasis. “Non-fiction is fact. You find non-fiction in an encyclopedia or in a newspaper so you know it is true.” This is how my sixth grade teacher Miss Wood once explained the difference between fiction and non-fiction. I’m going to pause now […]

finishing

Finishing a Novel and Letting It Go

Finishing and Letting Go are Not the Same Things. So much of writing a novel is about beginning it – plotting, character exploration. Beginnings are optimism incarnate. But finishing has a distinct flavor too, a bittersweet tang. Today I finished novel number three. Really finished. Drafting, spelling and grammar checking, fixing sequence errors, sending it […]