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The End of Self-Sequester

  Part 1: Finding a goal worth the risk Part 2 to be posted 8/15/15: How to hit the reset button after creative burnout and disappointment The effort of maintaining…
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Deep Thaw: Escape, Endurance and Bobcats in the Colorado Rockies

This story was intended to be told live, on-stage at a Moth event in Seattle. Despite my recent foray into mental stimulus drugs, I still managed to miss the date…
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Balance: The Art of Mixing Pleasure with Business

The start of the new year provides an excellent excuse for life planning and goal prioritization. As Queen of the Epic Spreadsheet Collection, the past couple of weeks I have…
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Job: Author / Publisher Seeks Marketing / Admin Assistant

I’m hiring! Incredible projects pack my calendar for 2015 and I can’t do it alone. I’m looking for a clever person to join me and assist with marketing and administrative projects.…

Year in Books: Spotlight on Authors I worked with in 2014

Hello bibliophiles! What an incredible year in books it’s been. Since leaving Writer.ly in Abby‘s capable hands, not only have I been able to write my own books, I have also been…
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Adderall and the Woman: One Writer’s Experience with ADD Drugs

My mother and sister have a certain way of saying my name when I screw up. Oh Kelsye. Their voices dive on the hard vowel sound at the end as…
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Those Who Wander Find Themselves: Three Peculiar Days in Alaska

10/26/14 Train from Anchorage to Talkeetna Despite the early morning departure, drunken revelers in full Halloween costume fill my train car. Not quite in the mood for their unapologetic reverie,…
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Finding My Footing

I fail being alone. Camper in the woods – just my dogs and me. The fates occupy all members of my immediate family with business trips and family trips. My mother…
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Do I Really Have to Move Today? Crafting Challenge in a World of Comfort

I am a runner, so are so many other writers. Perhaps we run for clarity, or concentrated problem solving, or even for the lovely void of thought that may open…
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Six Lessons about Memoir Writing

This is a guest post by bestselling memoirist and friend Abigail Carter. Abigail attended a writing workshop in Sonoma hosted by Theo Nestor, author of Writing Is My Drink. What follows are the lessons…