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Jan Stafford Kellis was born reading and learned to write soon afterward. She lives in the wild woods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where she runs her handcrafted soap company, DeTour Soap Co. She spends her discretionary time traveling to visit her daughters and granddaughters, marathon shopping, reading, writing, quilting, and luxury camping. See jankellis.com for the latest updates. ...more

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Jan Stafford Kellis Writer's block attacks me when I lose interest in a piece. If I can't think of anything to write about to contribute to that particular piece, I work …moreWriter's block attacks me when I lose interest in a piece. If I can't think of anything to write about to contribute to that particular piece, I work on something else. If I have to work on the blocked piece, due to deadlines or whatever, I try outlining the remaining portion of it and work from that. Once I get two or three sentences into it under duress, I'm usually back on track and writing smoothly. Then I go back and change the horrible portions.
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Jan Stafford Kellis The greatest thing about writing, for me, is forcing myself to clarify thoughts, feelings and ideas. It helps me verbalize what I'm thinking, and to j…moreThe greatest thing about writing, for me, is forcing myself to clarify thoughts, feelings and ideas. It helps me verbalize what I'm thinking, and to justify my conclusions--or change them, if I arrive at a different conclusion based on writing out all of my thoughts. (less)
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“Never settle for less than fabulous.”
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“Never settle for less than fabulous.”
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“You can do anything, but not everything.”
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“Grammar is a piano I play by ear.”
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“In the wild struggle for existence, we want to have something that endures, and so we fill our minds with rubbish and facts, in the silly hope of keeping our place.”
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