Nathalie's Notes

Raising the Hardy Boys

Fridays are my favorite. Well, that’s not all the way true; Thursdays are my favorite weekday.  Yes, because of my beloved Friends.  Recently some kids at work were talking about binge-watching Friends and I said, “Oh, yeah I used to have to wait until the following Thursday at 8 p.m. to see how Chandler and Monica worked …

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* Some of you have said you wished I wrote more about the writing process. While I can’t write with any authority about THE writing process (whatever that means) I am happy to share more about mine. Let’s start with my most recent Raising the Hardy Boys column: So what if you don’t sew. (Click …

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I’m struggling to pull away from the picture a day mentality, and as a result still don’t have actual pages to share, but plenty to say about process. Since learning about the process of others is as encouraging to me as it is inspiring to see their pages, here goes … Except I just realized …

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I've been working toward clarifying my writer's platform for over a year. Ever since I read Christina Katz' "Get Known Before the Book Deal." She advised me to be patient with the process. She even talked me out of an idea that was a good one, but not for me, not at that time in my life. I'd just had Baby Jake …

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If I could pick one habit to convince others to try, more than good nutrition or brushing teeth, I would urge the practice of journal writing. For everyone. The mission statement I keep working on includes turning people on to the practice and helping them stay with it. I believe in the power of that …

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