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Month: October 2014

You Want to Get Paid to Write? Here’s How I Did It

The other day a colleague called me out of the blue wanting some career guidance.

“You’ve got the kind of job I’d love to have,” he said. “I’m wondering if you could give me some advice on how you got started.”

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One Shelf of Books — What Makes the Cut?

Downsizing some things is easy. With others, it’s painful.

This year I’ve made many promises to myself, and one of them is this: I’m going to live on the beach, at least for some portion of my life, and likely soon. I’ll spend my mornings watching the sun rise over the Atlantic, my afternoons writing and editing, and as the sun sets, my evening drink in hand and the sound of the waves on the beach lulling me to sleep.

I dream of hopping on my motorcycle with nothing more than my laptop, a bag full of clothes, and a few things that I cannot part with to begin a new life chapter — maybe just a short side story, maybe more.

But that poses an important question. What can I not part with?

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