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Meghan Ward

I'm a freelance writer and book editor represented by Andy Ross of the Andy Ross Literary Agency. You can read an excerpt of my memoir, Paris On Less Than $10,000 A Day, and visit my website for more info about me.

New Year’s Resolutions

A friend of mine photocopied a chapter out of Your Spacious Self by Stephanie Bennett Vogt, a book about clearing the clutter out of your life. I haven’t read the book, or the chapter for that matter, but what my friend told me she got out of it is this: When setting goals, make them [...]

Book List

In 2005, I started recording all the books I read (I wish I’d done this many years ago). Because I’m a slow reader, my goal each year is to read 24 books (two per month). This year, I fell sadly short with just 13 completed and two more in the works. That’s what having two [...]

Link Love

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted any links, so here are a few that caught my eye. Starting with the heavily anticipated Apple Tablet expected out this March, there is much speculation. According to Apple Insider, Apple filed a patent for a VERY COOL tactile keyboard. The site also reports that Apple [...]

Mama+Writer=Insane?

My nanny took the week off, so I won’t be posting as frequently this week. (For those of you who don’t know, I have a two-year-old and a three-month old). For some words on the balancing act of being a writer and a mama, check out my guest blog post over at Jade Park’s blog.

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Merry Christmas!

Since I don’t expect to be online tomorrow or the next day, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. This is my favorite Christmas special scene:

Making Spirits Bright With Heifer International

This morning agent/blogger extraordinaire Nathan Bransford wrote this post about Heifer International and encouraged other bloggers to follow suit:

“You may have already heard of Heifer International, an organization that works to fight hunger by giving needy families around the world and in the United States livestock, training, or other assistance that helps improve their [...]

San Francisco Writers’ Grotto Pre-Holiday Mini Tour

I’m having technical difficulties with iMovie, so please excuse the weird double audio clips in this video. And while I’m trying to figure out how that happened, enjoy a mini tour of the Grotto, a co-op of full-time writers who share an office space near South Park in San Francisco.

San Francisco Writers’ Grotto [...]

The Big Five

You’ve written your book, you’ve revised it, you’ve had it edited, you’ve queried agents and while waiting for responses you decide to research who’s who in the publishing industry. Soon, of course, you realize that all the big publishing houses are owned by international media conglomerates, which may explain why they’re more interested in the [...]

You Tell Me

I know I’m not the first blogger to ask this question, but would you still write if you knew you were never going to be published? I find this question impossible to answer because I am DETERMINED to get published, even if it means self-publishing (although, does that count when anyone can self-publish?) I guess [...]

Stretching your comfort limits

Today I want to talk about comfort zones, and how important it is to stretch those limits. I’m sure there is some neurological research about how trying new things strengthens your brain (in fact, I’m pretty sure I read that somewhere), but I also want to talk about your fears and how to confront them. [...]