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Notes to start a writer's week

The Rich Writer: Notes to start a writer's week

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Notes to start a writer's week

  1. It's almost Thanksgiving! And the holiday is really about being thankful, not preparation of a beautiful turkey, so you'll do okay. (Although the pumpkin pie is another story).

  2. When asked to chaperon a school field trip, it's okay to say no. But if you feel obliged to say yes, even though the overstim of school field trips is tough on your introverted soul, think of it this way: RESEARCH! When else do you get the chance to hang out with so many kids at once?

  3. Coloring books aren't just for kids.

  4. Pretty file folders make it easier to keep your desk organized. As does dark chocolate.

  5. Other mothers forget to tell their children to bathe every day (I'm pretty sure). You're remembering the important stuff: breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and great books.

  6. Yes, the dogs love it when you practice your presentations on them. And no, the neighbors don't know. Although it might be a good idea to close the blinds so they don't think you're talking to yourself.

  7. Speaking of talking to yourself, a cell phone is a very good excuse the next time you need to hash out that bit of dialog--aloud--while walking on the bike path.

  8. Nail polish is, as of now, a legitimate means of character research. And maybe you could write an article about it, too...

  9. No, Cheryl. Bad, Cheryl. Focus on current projects. No more new ones.

  10. But...? NO. Go work on that rewrite! Well, okay, you can take the nail polish with you.

:) Cheryl

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