CV of Failures

CV of Failures

Last week, I read about Johannes Haushofer’s “CV of Failures.” Haushofer is an assistant professor of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University.  He wrote:  “Most of what I try fails, but these failures are often invisible, while the successes are visible.  I have noticed that this sometimes gives others the impression that most things work out for me…” And so Haushofer listed the academic things...

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Charlottesville, Ho!

For people who are in or near Charlottesville – Two of my dear SFNovelists friends are doing a reading at Barnes & Noble, 1035 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903, on April 5, at 6:00 p.m. First up is Glenda Larke.  Here’s what she has to say about her amazing new book: “The Lascar’s Dagger is evocative of our 17th-18th Century world when the spice trade dominated the economy, and it tells the story of what happens...

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A Few Thoughts on Writing

I’m over at RWA’s Contemporary Romance Writers’ chapter blog today, answering a few questions about creating contemporary romance, my path to full-time writing, and life in general.  Stop by, read what I have to say, and leave a comment! http://contemporaryromance.org/2014/01/interview-with-mindy-klasky/ Share...

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Get Hooked on Nature

When I was in college, I’d sit around and talk with friends. Often, the topic was “success” – what it meant, how we’d measure it, what we’d do with it.  At the time, many of us believed that a measure of professional success was having your picture on the cover of TIME magazine. Many of my classmates have appeared on the cover of TIME but, alas, TIME is no longer the powerhouse that it was.  In the new world...

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead

I was going to write a long post about all the things that happened this year, but I was having trouble finding a way to make it as interesting and touching as it *felt* to me, inside my head.  So here, in bullet form, are the high points of my 2013 writing life (in no particular order): After a gap of several years, I published a new Jane Madison novel, Single Witch’s Survival Guide [Buy now!]  I continue to love, love, love Jane and...

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