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November 5, 2015

You do not owe anyone a justification. 

Seriously, you don’t. Not for anything. 

Not for your music or reading preferences. 

Not for how you dress. 

Not for what you want in bed or what excites you or turns you on. 

Not for who you love or how you love.  


September 7, 2015

1. Writing for a living turns you into a different kind of writer. All writers are intricately tied to our work. We all view our identities as writers first and people second, but once you are a professional this identity takes on a new, heavier meaning. Slumps and blo...

September 2, 2015

1. There is a difference between surviving and living. Surviving is simple; you wake up and do what it takes to keep breathing until you go back to sleep. Living is something less definable and infinitely harder to accomplish. Living requires joy, purpose, or both. 


May 5, 2015

I've spent the past six weeks not writing. As every writer and writer-lover knows, that's a recipe for disaster. And, sometimes, like now, it's a disaster that looms larger and larger without much hope of relief. 

Kafka once said a non-writing writer is only about fiv...

February 26, 2015

I was so thrilled to speak with hosts List Tarves and Daria Anne on Love Liberty & Lip Gloss tonight about how readers can find happiness while living with chronic illness! If you missed the show, and you or someone you love experiences chronic migraine, you can listen...

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Sarah is a full-time author, editor, coach, and poet based in the Austin area. She writes and blogs about books, writing, publishing, politics, personal finance, migraine, chronic illness, motherhood, domestic violence, women's issues, and law. 

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