There are a bunch of crazy symptoms that come with perimenopause, and hot flashes are only one of them

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Some people drop 1-star reviews like tiny little bombs, blowing up author careers right and left, then give 5 stars to surprising things.

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“The only thing to do here is walk around the desert.”

From rats and wind to hiking and exploring, here’s our experience of camping in the desert.

The view of the sunset from our tent at Cottonwood Campground in Joshua Tree. (Photo: Crissi Langwell)

Get out of your head and back into the story.

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Are you planning to write a 50,000 word novel during National Novel Writing Month? Here’s how to reach your goal.


What is NaNoWriMo?

This is not the time.

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I felt sharp, fluttering kicks. Two days later, I was in the ER.

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If you’re ready to give up, read this first.

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Eat. Pray. Love.

#2. Your family’s biased views are not an accurate assessment of your writing talent.

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  • Writing what you think other people want to read…

Hating your idol won’t bring you success.

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