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From Paris with Love

For writers, it’s tempting to try to record every moment of an adventure, but sometimes it’s better to surrender the pen and ink and just let the experience wash over you. 1,216 more words

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Soothing the Ravenous Soul

For writers and creatives, the daily battles can be won not just through countless counter attacks, but with extra doses of self-care and time set aside for creative pursuits. 1,434 more words

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Cerpen: Hujan Menyedihkan di Bulan Kelahiran

Januari 2013

“Untuk pertama kalinya dalam hidup aku, kamu enggak ganteng, Di.” Celetuk aku sedikit manyun dan membetulkan kerah sweater Dian yang akan kembali ke Bandung hari itu. 1,313 more words

Cerpen: Ketakutanku Beralasan

Seiring berjalannya waktu, aku pun bersahabat dengan waktu. Enggan sekali berkata damai pada waktu namun tuntutan kehidupan yang harus berjalan akhirnya “memaksaku” untuk mengibarkan bendera putih pada perasaanku.

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Your Past Can Be Your Creative Guide

How many lives have you lived? I’m not referring to your reincarnation fantasies…though who doesn’t enjoy indulging in the notion that once we inhabited a different skin and a different reality? 737 more words

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You can win the battle of the run-on!

Telescopic sentences present an opportunity for writers to transform simple scenes with detail and description.

Last time we talked about Gary Hoffman’s Writeful, we explored the art of the railroad ramble.  662 more words

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Dealing with Failure

When you’re starting out on a new adventure, trial and error are to be expected and you need to prepare yourself for some missteps and blunders. 677 more words

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