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The Writer’s Cookbook is no longer being updated but I’ve kept the site up so that you, and writers just like you, can benefit from the hundreds of blog posts, podcast interviews, and courses it’s home to.

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– Kristina

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It’s Time to Say Goodbye

It’s Time to Say Goodbye

A few years ago, over Christmas, I had four Christmas dinners in a week. Different family members cooked each one, but it was the same stuff-yourself-until-you-explode dinner followed by a dessert no one actually likes. I love roast dinners, but that was overkill even...

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