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“To be creative doesn’t mean coming up with something no one has ever thought of before: It means coming up with something you have never thought or imagined or made before.” … 15 more words


How to Write Even When You Don't Want To

Everyone thinks they can be a writer. Those people are right—kind of. To be a writer, you actually have to write. You may have a typewriter and an arsenal of brilliant ideas bopping around your head, but until you actually put words on paper, you are not a writer. 376 more words

Am Writing

An Interview and a Question: What Does it Take to Make You Feel Like an Author?

A strange thing happened on the way to the blog.  I received an email out of the blue from someone I’ve never heard of.  That’s not so strange in itself; I get enough spam to feed a spambot until it vomits flowery poetry. 1,367 more words


So I Want To Be A Writer...Do You?

I’m not sure what happened.  One day I woke up and decided it was time to be a writer.  The desire has always been there, lurking but aside from this blog and a few random pieces that nobody but I have read, being a writer – a professional paid writer – seemed a distant dream.   1,231 more words


John Birmingham Talks: Taking It Directly To Your Readers

Do you know of an author named John Birmingham? If you have, good for you because he seemed like a really cool guy. I must admit, I myself hadn’t heard of him until he gave a lecture in our university last month (I know, this post is long overdue!), but he said something interesting in that lecture and I thought I might share with you all today (finally). 587 more words


Being a Writer

Being a writer has its ups and downs. In fact it’s probably why writers (and other creative types) often have to live with riding the excessive emotional roller coaster that comes from straddling reality and fantasy. 781 more words

Blog For Writers

It's Not So Much the Girth as the Length

Does size matter? It’s a question I ask about writing all the time. Looking at the book shelves in your local store it’s hard not to ask yourself this question if you’re a writer. 575 more words