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Magazine Stack

Published Articles

My Journey in Publishing: Leslie Rasmussen continue reading at Women Writers, Women('s) Books

How I Rewrote My Life continue reading at Talkhouse

This Is What No One Tells You About Being A Woman In Your 50s continue reading in Huffington Post

Going Through Menopause continue reading in Huffington Post

From Television Writing to Novel Writing continue reading in DIY MFA

She Is A Writer continue reading in DIY MFA

How My Son’s Sleepaway Camp Helped Me Grow Up continue reading in Huffington Post

5 Stresses of Marriage and How You and Your Spouse Can Navigate Through Them continue reading in Huffington Post

Bullied By My Bathroom Scale continue reading in Huffington Post

A Mom’s Life: Finding Balance continue reading in Huffington Post

The Day I Realized I Had Finally Become An Adult continue reading in Huffington Post

How I Learned To Argue With My Spouse By Watching My Parents Never Argue continue reading in Huffington Post

Married Money: Why You’re Really Arguing continue reading in Huffington Post

Parenting 101: Your Child’s Stress Is Your Stress continue reading in Huffington Post

Short Women In A Tall World continue reading in Huffington Post

The Differences Between Men And Women continue reading in Huffington Post

There’s Still Time to Do What You Love continue reading in Huffington Post

To Love, Honor And Annoy continue reading in Huffington Post

What Happened To My Fun Husband? continue reading in Huffington Post

What It Mean to Be a Mom continue reading in Huffington Post

When Your Firstborn Leaves For College continue reading in Huffington Post

Why You’re More Than One Woman continue reading in Huffington Post

What My Vacation From Facebook Taught Me About My Life continue reading in Huffington Post

When Your Youngest Leaves For College… In A Year continue reading in Huffington Post

What Watching The Bachelor Has Taught Me About My Marriage continue reading in Huffington Post

I'm In My 50s. Here's Why I Refuse to Stop Rocking a Bikini continue reading in Huffington Post

Sometimes it's Hard Being a Nutritionist and a Mom continue reading in Huffington Post

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Tips for New Writers

If you want to write a book but don’t know where to begin, here’s some tips that helped me along the way:

  • Go to as many writing conferences and author events as you can. Listening to those who have succeeded is inspiring.

  • Follow your favorite authors online and slide into their DMs and ask questions. Most writers are friendly and  generous and happy to give advice.

  • Join Facebook writing groups and find a community of like-minded individuals.

  • Read as many books as possible in the genre that you want to write in.

  • And lastly, just write. Write anything that comes to mind, even if it’s just a description of your grandmother’s kitchen or how your kids and your spouse are bugging you. The empty page is far scarier than when there are words on it, it doesn’t matter if the words aren’t good. And if you are stuck and nothing comes to you, walk away, and let ideas and characters germinate.

 

If you put too much pressure on yourself, writing will feel torturous and creativity can’t live under that kind of pressure. When all else fails, sit on the couch with your favorite dessert and try again the next day.

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