News/Blog

News/Blog

The news is that my website is alive and well. Writing Is Living...

Creating and then running a website is like gardening. You begin with a seed of an idea and then it begins to grow and multiply. As incongruous as it may sound, the pandemic was good timing. It gave me unlimited time to work on it. It occupied my mind almost obsessively, helping me through the separation from my family, in France and the United States, and friends too.

As I get ready to query agents for my book, I learn from other writers, take workshops, and attend symposiums, for example. I also use this blog to apply the Feynman technique: in brief, explaining what I learned helps assimilate that new knowledge.

Cheers!

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The Power Of Accountability

Ah, the power of accountability if only to oneself.

Out of frustration one day, I wrote down my mental roadblocks about the memoir I had finally completed. It forced me to review how I got to those roadblocks, to ask myself questions, and to think of a course of action. Before I knew it, I..

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Welcome to my website!

Welcome to my website!

Who said, “Never say never”? I admit that I had to look it up. Charles Dickens coined the phrase in 1837, in Charles Dickens’s Pickwick Papers.

I was working on a memoir, knowing I needed a website yet resisting it. As if the digital world needed just one more… Besides, I was busy writing..

Posted by Marie-Claude Arnott in News/Blog