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Creative writing tips and other information for writers

Stop Procrastinating

In mid July, I said, “If not now, when?” I felt determined to stop procrastinating and start work on a few major projects. My first…
Bobbie Christmas
September 24, 2010

Giving Birth to a Book

Yesterday a client came to my office to discuss her pain over writing her book. Like many writers before her, she described her experience to…
Bobbie Christmas
July 10, 2010
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Who Has Your Backup?

We’ve all heard nightmares about lost manuscripts. In the days of paper and typewriters, writers worried about fire. We bought fireproof safes or rented safe…
Bobbie Christmas
June 26, 2010
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Holiday Blues? Think Green!

Adults usually find themselves overwhelmed by the season’s added obligations, events, and duties, on top of our already overcrowded schedules. When can a serious writer…
Bobbie Christmas
December 1, 2009

Culling Clutter

Thank you for the outpouring of response regarding my flooded office. Although papers, books, notebooks, and other objects that await a new location or new…
Bobbie Christmas
October 21, 2009
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The rest of the story

Here are more photos from the artist's play date mentioned in the previous blog:The lush green runway of what I've jokingly named The Woodstock International…
Bobbie Christmas
September 9, 2009

The Artist’s Play Date

Julia Cameron's book, The Artist's Way, portrays many ways of staying in touch with your creativity. One of my favorite of her suggestions involves making…
Bobbie Christmas
September 9, 2009