Nathalie's Notes

Raising the Hardy Boys

Over the years people have asked if I could write more about the process of writing and publishing. Nope. I can’t. Because I can’t speak to The Process or pretend I know how it works for others, but I did agree to share more about my own. As with everything, I try to be real …

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    I once asked a favorite writer of mine, April Henry, how she knew when her project was done. “It’s due,” she said. Oh. Right. Deadlines. I struggled with this one for my ebook “Merry is Optional” because given that I’m writing in the margins of real life, the material I’m ending with isn’t …

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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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It’s about to get really random up in here. As part of Mission: Organize Everything which is key to finishing my books*, I’ve collected all the random pieces of paper, sticky notes, index cards, napkins, etc. with my notes, quotes and ideas that were spread throughout my house in piles, bins and drawers. Now, I …

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