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Press 1 for Venting

By Laura Laing

There was a meme on Facebook recently that read: “The way you say ‘representative’ to…

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What's Coming Up in 2014?

By Alexandra Cantor Owens

As the professional association of independent nonfiction writers, ASJA has to stay current with the…

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Writing Despite Grief

By Candy Arrington

An early morning phone call brought the news of my mother’s death. Waves of nostalgia,…

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Cut and Paste

By Anne Cassidy

The other day I was revising an essay, moving paragraphs around with keystrokes and trying…

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The Play's the Thing

By Susan Shafer

During downtime from writing for the education market, I sometimes vary my time by working…

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The 30-Minute Novelist

By JoBeth McDaniel

Novels, when abandoned, begin to stink. A journalist with a desk piled high with work…

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It’s Never Too Late

By Stephanie Dahl

Recently, there was a feature article in my local paper about an 80 year old’s…

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Take a Break!

By Caitlin Kelly

The main reason some of us became freelancers – which I’ve been full-time, again, since…

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