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The Only Real Advice You Can Give Anyone Is To Keep Writing ~ David Sedaris

Originally posted on Darker Temptations:
1. Keep the drama on the page. I first heard this writing advice from a woman in a Writing Marathon Group. Essentially, the lesson here is to not let your life get so bogged down…

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Motivation to Write: Keep Writing While on Vacation

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Plot Challenge of the Week

Originally posted on Broken Mirrors:
There are fun days, and then there are FUN days… and then there are days where you worry that an eager student might have broken your wrist. Don’t worry, it’s not broken… it just feels…

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Should Authors Treat Other Authors as Customers?

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How To Avoid Publishing-Assisted Suicide

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A Writer’s Most Common Mistake and How to Overcome It

Originally posted on the writer's refuge:
At some point every writer makes this mistake; waiting for inspiration. Unfortunately, contrary to popular belief, or wishful thinking, inspiration doesn’t strike like a lightning bolt. More often, inspiration is generated by “doing…

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Is It Time to Put Night Writing to Bed?

Originally posted on The Write Kit:
Recently I have been thinking about what motivates writers and how old habits can dictate your writing routine. At some point we were all that young writer, scribbling away in bed with nothing but…

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Writing process: The editing phase

Originally posted on Michelle M. Welch:
I’ve been doing line edits in preparation for publishing a new two-book series, a project for which I’ve given myself the very scary deadline of July 26. It’s much, much too late for me…

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Kurt Vonnegut on how to write a short story

Taken from: Vonnegut, Kurt. Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1999. Print.

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Poll Answers & Comic-Con?

From last week, the most popular answer to “What’s the hardest part of writing?” was self-doubt. I can honestly say this affects all writers to varying degrees. Here is but one example from Wil Wheaton’s blog. One of the best cures

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