This guest post by Creative Writer’s Workshop member Kim Chamberlain, who is steadily making excellent progress with her memoir. Kim is a music teacher, clarinetist and jazz singer with lots of great stories. Kim can be reached at [email protected]. My writing coach’s words from a month ago reverberate inside my head: “You have four long…

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Thirty-one million, five hundred and thirty-five thousand, nine-hundred and ninety seconds go by without much awareness, yet we make the final ten a collective concentrated countdown.  At the final tick, we instantly let go of all the seconds from the year before and enthusiastically kiss in another block of time. When the clock strikes midnight,…

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Jonathan Larney has a headache.  A persistent one.  He knows it so well that it’s the antagonist of his memoir My Head Hurts! My Struggle with the Headache That Refused to Stop. “My headache started on August 1, 2011, and the odds of my type of headache going away significantly drops after two years.”  For…

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After the researching, drafting, editing, and dancing the final adrenaline-fueled dance with the deadline, you submit your writing.  Gone; out of your hands.  Your desk still looks the same, but there’s an eerie silence. . .except in your head. A writer can often feel lost or jittery, filled with anticipatory dread about the final edit,…

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