When It’s Time to Let Go

I got an email from a woman recently who wanted to know how to know when it’s time to let go. Of that job. That relationship. That friendship. That person. That old resentment. My first response was to wonder why she would ask me a question like this when I feel the least qualified to […]

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Write it like a love letter

One of the very first things I do when I work with authors on their books is to have them imagine one specific reader. One familiar-faced, I-know-you-in-real-life kind of reader. Not a “compilation-of-some-people-you-know” kind of reader. Not an “imaginary-made-up-for-marketing-purposes-ideal-reader” kind of reader. One person who’s face you can picture and who’s name you know and […]

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On Finding Love Again

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about love lately, for a variety of reasons. First of all, it’s that time of year, the time of year when our culture begins to talk about love in a way that I think is mostly unhelpful for most people, in a way that often points us away from […]

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