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I love it when a plan comes together

I failed to take my own advice last night, and didn't do my word searches on The Enhanced League. I read the whole thing from start to finish last night, and I like it. 358 more words


More Books Writers Should Read—2. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott provides a unique take on teaching writing by making her writing guide a memoir, too. This combination of life lessons and writing tips offers a deeper perspective on being a writer and learning to write well. 499 more words

Write Here, Write Now

Working the blog - Sunday (Easter)

I’ll just remove that ‘Categories’ box – it was, in part, to help me sort out what writing I had – I was going through it all, and trying to link like with like, as you do – but initially, I thought I wouldn’t be able to have categories at all – no matter what a piece of writing looked like, on the outside – a story, a diary entry, a thought, some jottings – they were all basically autobiographical – about… 229 more words

Taking Your Novel Slowly

Being already over a week into Camp NaNo, this seems like a rather silly subject to talk about. But I’ve been thinking about it a whole lot more, lately. 678 more words

My Writing

Finally Found Inspiration!

Gooooooooooood Morning, Horror Lovers!!! How are we today?

I figured I’d take a step back for a minute and talk about this massive pain in the ass I’ve been struggling with. 536 more words


Finishing the First Draft

The last few months have been a blur.

In November, I started a new job as a Copywriter. In December, I decided to apply for grad school. 518 more words


Shitty First Drafts, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Slush

Making Word Slush

It’s okay for a draft to be shitty at first. That’s not to say that what you’re going to write is shitty, it’s not to make any judgment at all of the writing itself–that’s the point. 1,303 more words