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Where I Write

  • December 4, 2015
Where I Write

This is where I write.

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I Hold A Force I Can’t Contain

  • July 27, 2015
I Hold A Force I Can’t Contain

All my life, I have been indecisive, taking excessive consideration with each and every decision, no matter the breadth. And yet, long after the conclusion, I seem to allow my mind to become commandeered with thoughts of alternative scenarios and outcomes, if only I had chosen differently.

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Jack Kerouac’s Belief & Technique For Modern Prose

  • July 20, 2015
Jack Kerouac’s Belief & Technique For Modern Prose

1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy 2. Submissive to everything, open, listening 3. Try never get drunk outside yr own house 4. Be in love with yr life 5. Something that you feel will find its own form 6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind 7. Blow as deep as you want to blow 8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind 9. The unspeakable visions of the individual 10. No time for poetry but exactly what is 11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest 12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you 13. Remove literary, grammatical...

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Neil Gaiman On Writing Tips

  • February 3, 2015
Neil Gaiman On Writing Tips

Write. Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down. Finish what you’re writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it. Put it aside. Read it pretending you’ve never read it before. Show it to friends whose opinion you respect and who like the kind of thing that this is. Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong. Fix it. Remember that, sooner or later, before it ever reaches perfection,...

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Margaret Atwood On Writing Tips

  • January 29, 2015
Margaret Atwood On Writing Tips

Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can’t sharpen it on the plane, because you can’t take knives with you. Therefore: take two pencils. If both pencils break, you can do a rough sharpening job with a nail file of the metal or glass type. Take something to write on. Paper is good. In a pinch, pieces of wood or your arm will do. If you’re using a computer, always safeguard new text with a ­memory stick. Do back exercises. Pain is distracting. Hold the reader’s attention. (This is likely to work better if you can hold your own.)...

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Henry Miller On Writing Tips

  • January 13, 2015
Henry Miller On Writing Tips

Work on one thing at a time until finished. Start no more new books, add no more new material to “Black Spring.” Don’t be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand. Work according to the program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time! When you can’t create you can work. Cement a little every day, rather than add new fertilizers. Keep human! See people; go places, drink if you feel like it. Don’t be a draught-horse! Work with pleasure only. Discard the Program when you feel like it–but go back to it the next day. Concentrate....

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Blogger Spotlight: Tracey Lynn Tobin

  • January 12, 2015
Blogger Spotlight: Tracey Lynn Tobin

For several months, I've been asking my friend, Tracey Lynn Tobin to let me interview her. For those of you who aren't aware, Tracey is a gifted writer and blogger who claims to have an unhealthy obsession with zombies. Her book, Nowhere To Hide, went on sale on Amazon.com in October of 2014. She also has a fantastic blog, No Page Left Blank.

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Melinda Haynes Quote

  • October 16, 2014
Melinda Haynes Quote

Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing. -- Melinda Haynes

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Barbara Kingsolver Quote

  • October 14, 2014
Barbara Kingsolver Quote

Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer. -- Barbara Kingsolver

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Ridiclous Humanities Writing Assignments

  • September 29, 2014
Ridiclous Humanities Writing Assignments

If I had a dollar for every one of the ridiculous humanities writing assignments I was given while in college, I'd be fabulously wealthy. Here is a small sampling of the many humanities writing assignments I remember being given while in college. If I had my way, I would have written essays filled with snappy answers to the assignments to mock their ridiculousness.

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