4 Tips for Writing in the Midst of Real Life

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Life is complex. Writing is complex. And writing while maintaining a life outside of writing is double-complex. If you’re reading this and you’re a fellow part-time novelist (to quote an excellent article by Mike Duran), then hats off to you for continuing on!

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If you’re reading this and you’re a full-time writer, then you might be on a different playing field, but I’m a (sorta) full-time(ish) writer in summers, around the odd summer camp gig and preparing for the next school year, so I know that those swaths of time can fill up all too easily. Plus, it IS important to eat as well. Sometimes. Hats off to you as well!

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My life is crazy busy right now, what with being a full-time teacher and catching up after a fantastic play season with the largest cast I’ve ever directed (and The Plague hit during final rehearsals). So here…

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