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5/17/20

Think About What You Think About--Part I

I find the title of this issue of Pause More. Rush Less. provocative. Read it again. Clever? Confusing? Both? All I’m sure of is it’s profound. I didn’t write it. I borrowed it. This headline is ...

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5/17/20

Will You Help Me Write My Next Novel?

My next novel will be about something I’ve been thinking about for many years. And I need your help. I would like to write a novel about a young man in his early thirties that loses his wife, the love ...

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5/17/20

The Joy of Journaling

Journaling is a great way to slow down, recalibrate, and insert a refreshing “pause” in your hectic life. And to journal, you don’t have to be a writer. And you don’t have to write every day. A ...

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5/17/20

What Do You Do When Your Life is on Pause?

The goal of PAUSE MORE. RUSH LESS is to suggest practical ways to “insert pauses” into your daily routine—voluntarily. Looks like Covid-19 beat me to it. And, the virus single-handedly flipped the ...

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5/17/20

Introducing the Pause More. Rush Less. Newsletter

Welcome to Pause More. Rush Less. This newsletter will update you on what's happening with me, Author, James C. Magruder. Many of you have known me for years, while others I had the privilege to meet ...

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4/13/20

What Are You Writing Now?

I am currently working on my next novel. It's about something I’ve been thinking about for many years. I would like to write a novel about a young man in his early thirties that loses his wife, the ...

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2/10/20

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Listed below are a few Frequently Asked Questions James has been asked. This FAQ blog post is a work-in-progress and the answers to more questions will be posted here over time. Check back regularly ...

James C. Magruder--Sitting on  Beach Grass
1/31/20

Why Are You Referred to as "The Reflective Writer? ...

We live in an age of brands. Every product is branded. Every product has an image, persona and brand personality. Even people are branded. Athletes. Movie stars. And yes, authors. As authors, we are ...

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1/31/20

What's the Story Behind Your Website Theme?

When was the last time someone said to you, “Life is moving too slow?” Never, right? Life is moving fast. Too fast. You’ve heard the common refrain: “Stop the world, I want to get off!” While it’s ...

Lake Geneva, location for "The Glimpse"
11/25/19

Why was Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Chosen as the ...

Readers often wonder why an author chooses a particular setting for his or her novel. In the publishing business they say, "Write what you know." Authors are an authority on what they know. Nicholas ...

The Glimpse on the Top Shelf at BN
11/22/19

The Three Most Important Questions About "The ...

1) What is at stake in this story?

The Glimpse is an inspirational story about forgiveness. At its core, it centers on the relationship between a father and an adult son and how vital it is to a son ...

Sunset over the Lake
11/22/19

In "The Glimpse," are There Any True Elements From ...

Yes. I think every novelist borrows true elements or circumstances from their own lives in their work and then alters them in some way. After all, the mantra for all writers is “write what you know.” ...