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The New Writer’s Room

Her back to the view, the new writer faces a blank wall. ‘Imagination must meet memory in the dark’, Annie Dillard wrote, ‘appealing workplaces must be avoided.’ And so despite the fresh new space which has been created just for her, a space crying out for colour and attention, the new writer assumes the position, fingers poised, no chance of a colourful distraction. 1,044 more words

Let Us Speak Again Of Dark And Sad Things

“Write hard and clear about what hurts” -Ernest Hemingway

I am guilty of ruining my characters’ lives.

Okay, maybe that’s going a bit far; most of my characters end up with relatively satisfying endings. 856 more words


How to be a Writer

So, you want to know how to be a writer?
You know.
You do!
Sit down and write.
Or stand up and write– it makes no difference to the words on the page. 801 more words

Mary Lamphere

Blog Released! (And Tips on How to Be The Best _____ EVER!)

The Minnimalist is up and running again!
Readers: Wait, what? Where have you been?

It’s hard to say where I’ve been, since I’ve kind of been… all over the place. 705 more words


How to Write a Beginning that Snaps

The beginning of your story is the most important part.  This applies no matter what you are writing; an epic trilogy, a novel, a short story, memoire, fiction or nonfiction. 1,309 more words


Reasons I Can't Write Today...

1. I just got home from work. I need to unwind a bit. I’ll just go on Pinterest for a few minutes.

2. I need to eat dinner now. 373 more words