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The Secret to Writing a Great Story... #amwriting #ASMSG #MFRWAuthor

Writing is magical and storytellers continue to spread magic around the world!

Name a story or storyteller that creates magic for you in the comments below. 17 more words

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In the Novel Trenches (2): GOT TIPS?

Good evening,

In the entry earlier today, I was going to talk about creativity tips and the writing process, but like some of you may have seen, I got caught up in talking about my own experience. 703 more words

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Writers Write – That's What We Do - Let's Hope the Readers Read!

To be a writer is to embrace rejection as a way of life.

Dana Stabenow.

Over the years, I’ve earned more money from my teaching than my writing, but I remember the day I considered myself a writer and decided to keep scribbling and never abandon an activity that has saved my sanity, brought pleasure and pain, and remains a vital part of who I am.

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On Hippocampus: Your Dreams Were Your ticket out

Hippocampus Magazine just published one of my earliest Why It Matters stories. I’m quite happy to see this one out there in the ether. It’s the story of my great fourth grade teacher and his unexpected fate, and it’s a heart breaker. 31 more words

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One of my favourite stories by James Stafford is Your Dreams Were Your Ticket Out.

"EXPERIMENTS" #1- LONELINESS

It’s really, really frustrating when you know you need to write to keep your wordy wheels running, but you feel like you don’t even have a speck of creativity. 325 more words

Looking Forward

In this moment, the promise of a new year is as tall as the thunderhead in the photo. Dense and electric and textured. All I have to do is reach out and grab it. 230 more words

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Another Writing Prompt because Writing

This one was actually in a picture, so I’ll just describe it: a gravestone with ‘In Memory of the GIRL IN BLUE Killed By Train DECEMBER 24, 1933 “UNKNOWN BUT NOT FORGOTTEN” ‘ written on it. 738 more words

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