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Don't Stop, Finish It First

The first sentence can’t be written until the final sentence is written. 

-Joyce Carol Oates

Oates, you are completely right. This particular advice may be confusing at first but once you sit down and think about it it makes so much sense.

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Writers Write

Are You a Scrupulous Writer?

A scrupulous writer in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus:

1. What am I trying to say?

2. What words will express it?

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Writers Write

Moral Whiplash & Other Injuries

It is a truism (that most of us only reluctantly admit) that there are some experiences in life that we cannot actually feel or understand – ever – until they happen to us, personally. 1,093 more words

Start Up Nation

Growing as a Writer

This past week, I’ve been editing a book I haven’t picked up for a year. In my mind, the novel was a handful of weeks from being ready to publish. 300 more words

7 Evil Dwarves

“Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon.

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Poetry

Coffee and writing

Coffee and writing go hand in hand. I certainly love a hot cup when I start typing away.

Turns out, I’m not alone. This post… 70 more words

Appreciation