Debbi Mack

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The Book He Wasn't Supposed to Write

A best-selling author submits a draft to his editor. Hijinks ensue.<p>I had written five books for Scott Moyers, following him as he moved from editing jobs at Scribner’s to Random House and then to Penguin Press. We worked well together, and in part thanks to his strong editing hand, my last three …

To be a creativity machine, arrange your time and tasks according to these seven categories

Art is hard. Creative insights are hard to predict, and just when it gets difficult, your mind immediately jumps to a distraction: something easier to do, an excuse, a scapegoat.<p>To get the most out of your creative energy, carve out space for creative work. To make that space, you need to make …

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Make DIY cold brew coffee—without fancy equipment

The method and chemistry behind your favorite caffeine source.<p>If you want to buy cold brew coffee, known for tasting smoother and naturally sweeter than its hot cousin, you’ll have to deal with its inflated price tag. Luckily, it’s quite easy to make your own cold brew, despite what Big Coffee …

Generations of Village Voice Writers Reflect on the Paper Leaving the Honor Boxes

The end of an era.<p>On Tuesday morning, Peter Barbey, owner of the <i>Village Voice</i>, assembled the staff of the storied but turbulent New York City alt-weekly for a meeting. The paper, he said, would cease print operations for the first time since its founding in 1955, but will continue to publish …

Things to Do in Boulder, Colorado | The Mindful Writer

There are so many things to do in Boulder, Colorado. As you’ll see, taking photos of awesome landscape is one of them.<p>For instance, here’s a photo I …

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Crime Bake … | The Mindful Writer

(originally published on July 13, 2009, revised on September 25, 2013 and again on March 13, 2017)<p>Here (once again) is the story about the funny …

This Week's Words of Inspiration | The Mindful Writer