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Excerpt from Handmade, Holiday, Homicide

Book #10 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series   by Joanna Campbell Slan       Chapter 1   People think that being pregnant is all about your growing belly, but the truth is, it also messes with your head. It’s like for every inch my waistband expands, I lose ten points of my IQ. […]

Writing a Book In A Week–Can It Be Done?

Twice a year, my friends at RWA put together an experience that they call “BIAW.” That’s short for Book In A Week. Last time I participated, I wrote more than 22,000 words that week. My friend Beverly Bateman was the word-wrangler, and bless her heart, she kept cheering me on. After the first day, she […]

Tools for Overcoming Writer's Block

Last night I posted 15 essays on writing at www.youpublish.com/joannaslan These were originally monthly columns for an online magazine called “Graceful Bee,” but I’m now making them available for a short time for anyone who needs a gentle boost to get writing. Although written for scrapbookers, the ideas and concepts could inspire any writer. Often, […]

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