Category: The Writing Life

Sue Grafton: Master Mystery Writer

Sue Grafton is an internationally best-selling mystery writer who has shared twenty-four years of her life with an unlikely heroine named Kinsey Millhone. So far, Kinsey has put her life in peril and solved bizarre mysteries from A to Y.

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Judith Viorst: The Epitome of “Prolific” *

Judith Viorst was born on Groundhog Day just a few years before I was born on Groundhog Day. Judith Viorst has had a long career as a feature writer and author; I have followed a similar career path. I would

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Gloria Steinem: Feminist, Activist, Journalist

In 1968, she had helped to found New York magazine, where she was a political columnist and wrote feature articles. In 1972, she co-founded Ms. magazine, and remained one of its editors for fifteen years, continues to serve as a consulting

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Charitable Donations on a Writer’s Income

I’ve been listening to NPR’s semi-annual fund raiser for a week, and frankly, I will be happy when it ends. I am a sustaining member of NPR, which means that a certain amount of money is automatically deducted from my

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Creating a Virtual Mastermind Group for Writers

Everyone needs heroes, role models, people who have gone before and succeeded at the very thing that’s important to you. Even Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, who many consider the quintessential role model, had his own set

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