When a recovering journalist/writer turned nutritionist goes book shopping

Last week my partner and I had discovered a new used bookstore locally, and found ourselves in a toyland. We're obsessed with anything that has pages sandwiched between two decorative flaps. It's the same every time: My partner immediately finds himself tugged toward the art or graphic novel section, and I toward the self-help, crafts [...]

5 ways to survive the NaNoWriMo homestretch

It's mid-November, and only one week left to the National Novel Writing Month, 50,000-word book-in-a-month challenge. While I've recused myself from the typing frenzy this year, I've been in your shoes. The month threatens to come to a close and you are still thousands of words behind schedule. Will you make it? It means a [...]