Posts Tagged "Jessie Clemence"

Why We Can’t Quit Writing by Jessie Clemence

Why We Can’t Quit Writing by Jessie Clemence

By on Oct 11, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

I have quit writing nine hundred and thirty-seven times, approximately. I’m sure that’s not the most encouraging news to a person who has come to this blog looking for writing encouragement, and I’m super sorry about that. But encouragement based on fairy tales and sugary sweetness is going to fail us in the end; so today I’m going to add some cold, nutritious truth...

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Offering Free eBooks on Your Website: Is It Worth the Hassle? by Jessie Clemence

Offering Free eBooks on Your Website: Is It Worth the Hassle? by Jessie Clemence

By on Aug 2, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Let us be honest about the writing life for just a moment. It’s a lot of work. And most of us are squeezing this effort between other kinds of work—jobs that pay the bills and family responsibilities, for example. Many of us are reluctant to squeeze extra projects into the crannies of time we steal for writing, but the general wisdom of the hour insists that...

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Writing Challenges: What Happens When I Work Alone by Jessie Clemence

Writing Challenges: What Happens When I Work Alone by Jessie Clemence

By on Jul 10, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

Whenever I’m confronted with writing problems, I always choose the exact wrong thing. I withdraw from everyone. To be fair, my choice is pretty consistent with my personality in general; it’s not just writing that forces me into solitude. But solitude it is. That’s always my first choice whenever I’m stressed out, afraid I’m going to be exposed as the imposter I so...

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What Julia Child can teach us about starting a new life (and simmering brains) by Jessie Clemence

What Julia Child can teach us about starting a new life (and simmering brains) by Jessie Clemence

By on Dec 28, 2016 in Blog | 3 comments

This post originally ran on Jessie Clemence’s blog. Visit her website for more delightful content!  ~*~ I’ve been slowly making my way through My Life in France, by Julia Child and Alex Preud’homme. (If you’ve seen  the movie Julie & Julia, you have a good idea of the book.)  Julia and her Alex, her nephew-in-law, went back through old letters and memories...

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