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The No Goal New Year

My writer girls and I had our year-end pow-wow last month about what we wanted for 2012.  We do this every December…we talk about what we liked and didn’t like about the past year and what we want to do […]

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Happy Writer Guest: Eileen Cook

[To find an example of a funnier, more dedicated writer, look no further than my pal, Eileen Cook!  Her books are fabulous and her attitude and drive to write and keep writing are to be emulated whenever possible.  Hope you’re […]

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How Happiness Works

…and why you should care about being happy now while you’re unpublished [I have decided to share with you the workshop I recently gave called Happily Unpublished.  This post and the next several will be excerpts from the workshop because […]

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How to Stop Selling Your Happiness

We all know that money can’t buy happiness (though I would be willing to be a beta tester if someone needs more proof of that theory, just sayin’).  We’ve been told this our whole lives.  And there seems to be […]

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It’s Not About the Office Supplies

Am I the only writer with an unhealthy lust for office supplies? Somehow I doubt it. If you’re like me, stepping into Staples probably feels not unlike an addict stepping into a crack den. I feel my whole body tense […]

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10 Ways to Get Started Again

I loved Melissa’s guest post last week…the letter she’d written to her writer self of a decade ago, the self that quit writing.  It was a great big smack in the face…‘cause I’ve quit, too.  Sometimes for years.  Sometimes only […]

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Happy Changes, Happy Results

Today, The Happy Writer welcomes author Liz Fichera, who decided not to wait around for life to give her what she wanted.  She went after it! ******* You’ve heard the saying, “When you do the same thing over and over, […]

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