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“Give it all” – A Quote to Hang Above Your Desk

“One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for … Continue reading

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8 Rules for Writing Fiction

I came across this article in The Guardian the other day, and really liked the writing tips they gave for fiction authors. I think they work for nonfiction, and lots of other types of art as well…would you agree? Are … Continue reading

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Writing Hero: Laura Hillenbrand

I finished reading “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand back in February, and I’ve been meaning to blog about it ever since. “Unbroken” is quite possibly the best book I’ve ever read. Ever. Quite the statement to make, no? But this book … Continue reading

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Brenda Ueland – “If You Want to Write”

Maybe it’s just the timing, but I really, really liked this book. Brenda Ueland’s advice on work, art, independence, talent, inspiration, confidence and the creative process is so practical for me as I try to figure out what it means … Continue reading

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Storybook Life

It’s a pretty picture – fairy tale turrets high on a summer mountain. But it’s far from my day-to-day. Cloud-scuttled skies, yellow leaves plastered to crumbling sidewalks, crowded, rocking metro cars, glowing computer screens, and conference-room English classes. These are … Continue reading

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Washing Dishes and Writing…

I love the internet. Really, there is an endless amount of cool stuff online. Last week I discovered You Tube and Barnes and Noble interviews with different writers. Good listening while making dinner or washing dishes. Here are a few … Continue reading

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Telling the truth in writing, in journalism and in life…

Per my last entry on telling the truth, I’ve collected a few quotes on being honest in journalism, in writing and in life. Enjoy! From one of my favorite writers, Anne Lamott: Write toward vulnerability. Don’t worry about appearing sentimental. … Continue reading

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