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5 on Friday with Author Monica Bhide

Earlier this week, I wrote about Monica Bhide‘s new eBook, In Conversation with Exceptional Women.  It’s a fantastic collection of interviews with more than 50 inspiration, accomplished women that really touched me. If you are a creative gal, you should definitely read it. This weekend. Monica Bhide herself is an inspiring and exceptional woman. She’s …

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In Conversation with Exceptional Women, Edited by Monica Bhide

All my life, whenever I’ve had to list my interests, reading and writing have been at the top of the list, always together. They are a logical matched pair, I think. And as a writer, I’ve found that reading is absolutely essential to improving myself and my writing. Though I normally stick to fiction that …

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Are You a Mac or a PC?

My whole life, I have been a PC. When my company transitioned to Macs a few years back, I was a hold out — refusing to give up my PC until they forcibly removed it. I was devastated, even though the shiny new Mac was really pretty. Yes, I said pretty. But now, with my …

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Back from BlogHer 2010

When the email arrived months ago, inviting me to speak at the BlogHer 2010 Conference in New York, I could barely contain my excitement. Speaking at a conference full of passionate female bloggers on a subject that’s near and dear to my heart (raising kids who eat good food) in my city – my very …

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Expanding My Horizons

A few months back, I ran into a writer/editor friend of mine while in the city for a training. I was learning how to use a new CMS for a client; she was freelancing as an editor for the same client. When we chatted, she said in surprise, “I didn’t know you were a techy!” …

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Leading the Lede

Writing a lede is like walking a tight rope: you have one shot to place one foot in front of the other and make it across … otherwise, it’s certain death. Dramatic? Yes. True? Absolutely. Quite simply, without a good lede, you may never have  a reader dig any deeper into what you are writing. …

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Write What You Know

I used to hate when people would say that a good writer writes what they know. What did I know? At 20, I went to work for a New York publishing house … that published directories of influential people. Not very exciting. Months later at 21, I left to write for a tiny newspaper in …

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