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Laura Munson

How Writing Fiction Is Like Being a Mom

Maria Rodgers O’Rourke | Posted 04.01.2016 | Books
Maria Rodgers O’Rourke

Motherhood -- and writing -- ain't for sissies. There are the sweet, breakthrough moments of inspiration or mastering the bicycle. But, most days are filled with the hard work of first drafts and runny noses.

The Question You Need To Ask Yourself In Order To Be Truly Happy

Laura Munson | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Laura Munson

Here's a good question for you: 'What do I have of value that I can offer the world ... which would earn me a consistent living?' Here's an essay that will show you one woman's answer.

The Extreme Measures I Took To Get Away From The Internet

Laura Munson | Posted 07.14.2016 | Fifty
Laura Munson

The Internet is a writer's friend and a writer's enemy. It gives us community and support in an otherwise very solitary profession. It's a generous platform, especially for writers. But the Internet is also a big problem for writers.

What Every Great Love Story Has In Common

Laura Munson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty
Laura Munson

Most of us do not want to accept this universal truth. We want our relationships to come easily, without bumps and hiccoughs, never mind gutting pain or bottomless challenges or high-altitude hopelessness.

Why Women Need Mentors

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 09.29.2013 | Women
Kristin Meekhof

Mentors know what is close to your heart. They may be a someone with the title "coach" or they can have a less formal role. I found my mentors when I least expected it.

What My Friend Said To Me That Has My Mind Spinning

Laura Munson | Posted 08.11.2013 | Fifty
Laura Munson

It's 3:00 in the morning and for some reason I can't sleep. That never happens to me. There is so much going on in my mind that I just have to write it out and then hopefully get back to bed. A friend said something to me yesterday that has my mind spinning.

Opening Up to Letting Go

Wendy Strgar | Posted 07.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

Lacking emotional intelligence is the norm in our culture, and it is common behavior to hold our relationships hostage to our internal dissatisfaction and unhappiness. Tragically, it is too easy to buy into rejection and accept the blame.

What Makes for a Great Memoir?

Arielle Ford | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Are memoirs fact, fiction, or a combination of both? It depends on how seriously you want to take them.

My Top 7 Great Reads This Year

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Because I am an avid reader, I often get the question, "so what's a great book on the shelves right now?" Here are some of my most recent treasures, in no particular order.

Write It and They Will Come

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

I didn't write my book with any intention of it becoming an international bestseller, landing on the NY Times Bestseller list. I wrote my way through a crisis because as a writer, that's how I process life.

How To Save Your Marriage By Not Doing Anything

TIME | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Out of the blue, Montana writer Laura Munson's husband told her he wanted to leave, that he didn't love her. She calmly replied that she didn't buy it...

Laura Munson's New Book On How She Saved Her Marriage (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Laura Munson's 2009 New York Times article made a huge splash as she explained to the world how she took it in stride when her husband told her that h...

Her Husband Of 20 Years Said, 'I Want Out. I Don't love You.' She Said, 'I Don't Buy It.' And Then...

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

I like this book so much that don't want to quote, summarize, interpret --- I just hope, if you're in any kind of relationship, that you'll get it and read it.