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Tanya Feke

How to Write Like a Pro (By the Pros) Part 2

Image (from left to right): J.K. Rowling and Stephen King attend a news conference for “An Evening With Harry, Carrie and Garp” at Radio City Music Hall on August 1, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images) How to Write Your Best Novel…

How to Write Like a Pro (By the Pros) Part 1

Image: Interview between Stephen King and George R.R. Martin at the Kiva Auditorium in Albuquerque, New Mexico (2016) How to Write Your Best Novel Every new writer, or even established author, wants to know the “best” way to write a best-selling novel. Even Game of Thrones…

Thankful for a Wicked Awesome Turkey Trot

Image: Windham Turkey Trot 2016, Courtesy of the Windham Turkey Trot on Facebook Welcome to Live-It-Uary, a place to celebrate life while we live it. Live-It-Uary honors people who show kindness, people who create and inspire, people who do good deeds. Thank you for making the…

Speak Up, Don’t Sabotage, Yourself

Image: Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth in Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), Miramax.com My October 2017 Resolution Stats (See my original resolutions, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, and September stats here) Averaged 210+ minutes of exercise per week (v. good, above goal) 2 recipes tried this…

9 Myths About Sexual Harassment and Abuse

Image: © Adiano (Fotolia.com) #MeToo On October 15, 2017, Alyssa Milano tweeted, “If all the people who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too.’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” In 2006, Tarana Burke, activist and…

Feel the Music with Mandy Harvey

Image: Mandy Harvey performs during the America’s Got Talent 2017 live finale. (Trae Patton/NBC) Welcome to Live-It-Uary, a place to celebrate life while we live it. Live-It-Uary honors people who show kindness, people who create and inspire, people who do good deeds. Thank…

Don’t Forget to Do What You Love

Image: © gustavofrazao (Fotolia.com) What Do You Do? Don’t let what you do stop you from doing what you love. At first, that may sound a bit trite, even cliche, but a truth is a truth no matter how you spin it. Simply put, most of us do…

Live Up to Your Own Expectations

Image: Rene Zellweger (center) in Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), Miramax.com My September 2017 Resolution Stats (See my original resolutions, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, and August stats here) Averaged 300+ minutes of exercise per week (v. good, twice goal) 2 recipes tried this month (v. good…

It Hurts When They Don’t Believe You

Image: Clasky Common Park, New Bedford, MA (Kenneth C. Zirkel / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Where It All Began There are moments in your life that change you, for better or worse. You have three choices. Either you remember them with vivid detail, you block them out entirely, or you remember…

The Smooth Path to a Writing Career

Image: © gearstd (Fotolia.com) The Quick and Easy Path to a Writing Career It’s time to reveal the secret that successful writers have known for years. From the first word on the page to six-figure publishing deals with the Big Five (Penguin, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster…