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Writing Flashmob

I do Nanowrimo every year, the National Novel Writing Month in November.  Every year, the Bay Area office holds a “Night of Writing Dangerously,” where hundreds of writers come together for dinner and a writing marathon.  It’s a fundraiser for … Continue reading

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Writing in Cafes: Cafe furniture

In addition to all my other requirements (music, baristas who don’t have time to chat, slow enough I can sit for a while), I also have preferences about the kind of chairs and tables in the cafes where I write. … Continue reading

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Writing in Cafes: Befriending the Barista

Maybe it’s that the cafes I write in these days have more turnover in their staff, but I really prefer not knowing the barista very well.  I don’t want my entrance in a cafe to be a Cheers moment, where everyone … Continue reading

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Writing in Cafes: Someone to Write With

When I was pregnant, a woman I admired but didn’t really know invited me to meet her every week to write in a cafe.  I didn’t find out until later that her real goal had been to encourage a mutual … Continue reading

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Writing in Cafes: Beverage of Choice

I’ve struggled with coffee for years.  I know I really shouldn’t drink it because of my blood pressure, except that a little caffeine speeds up my slow heartbeat and actually lowers my blood pressure temporarily.  It’s just that when the … Continue reading

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