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How Do I Keep From Being Distracted

One of the biggest problems for writers is getting distracted from the work.

I’m not going to preach about how the writing should be the be-all and end-all of your day because the truth is; sometimes it’s really hard to keep on going. 361 more words


Tuesday Teaser

This meme, hosted by the Purple Booker, asks readers to grab the book they’re currently reading, copy a few sentences in an attempt to get readers to show interest in your “read.” Why not play as well, put your sentences in the comments section, being careful not to give away anything vital–no spoilers. 266 more words

In Praise of Typewriters

I recently paid one of the few IBM trained typewriter repair people in my lovely hometown $125 to bring my slightly gummy Correcting Selectric II (the Mt. 1,022 more words


How Do I Beat Writer's Block?

Writer’s block is sudden drying up of the well (the ink-well?). It’s when ideas cease and that flow of words that you had going turns from a stream to a trickle to dust. 389 more words


What Should I Write About?

The phrase most spoken in creative writing groups and classes is; ‘write what you know.’ I’ve never fully subscribed to this assertion.

I don’t think Terry Pratchett had much experience in flat worlds atop enormous turtles and I’m quite sure that Douglas Adams had never hitchhiked through the galaxy and yet they both wrote legendary books set in those very worlds. 153 more words


How Do I Become A Better Writer?

First of all – What qualifies as a ‘good’ writer?

Some of my favourite authors: Stephen King, John Grisham, even the likes of Aldous Huxley and J. 518 more words


Thank You, Mrs. Gerzanick

This week is national teacher appreciation week, and by a sad coincidence, my very favorite teacher passed away last week at the age of 90. She was one of those teachers who changed the lives of many kids, including mine, and I was lucky to have her for English my sophomore and senior years in high school. 1,280 more words