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How to Become a Better Writer: Live to Write

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Inexperience is ambitious and time and again, we need to remind inexperienced writers to write about things they know. 518 more words

Random Thoughts

#amwriting: so you want to be a writer

So, you want to be a writer. You have written several unpublished short works, and they were darned good, if you do say so yourself. Your novel is half finished, and your cousin, Phil, says he’s never read anything like it. 937 more words


You Can Be A Writer

Failure is but a word. It only  happens when you stop writing. 

Why are you doubting your future? Why are you scared that it will not work as you wish? 74 more words


How To Be A Writer: Be A Reader.

Years ago when I was in college, and studying English literature and writing, I took a course called, How a writer reads. It’s been many years since the course, and I can’t even remember which professor taught the class, but there were a few key elements that I took away from that course that I think are useful when working on a book, or a short story, a screenplay or even a poem. 1,783 more words


Writer's Humor

I have an app on my phone to keep the notes on my ideas. I also use paper journals. How do you keep track of your ideas?

When Fantasy Meets Reality - Authors Edition

I reflected on the first time I opened the book “The Phantom Tollbooth” yesterday. The feeling of anticipation, excitement, and absolute awe that words could transport me to somewhere that wasn’t home, was overwhelming. 892 more words