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3 Tips for Sticking with your Writing

For years, I was one of those writers.

You know what I’m talking about.

You get a great story idea. You become enthralled. You plan, plan, plan, on a wave of supernatural inspiration. 930 more words


To Tell My Story, Where Do I Begin?

Duh! How ’bout at the beginning…

My story starts in Cyprus, in the previous millennium, when – in elementary school –  my teachers said that I had a gift for “writing compositions.” … 249 more words

Panos Ioannides

What You Could Learn During a Residency

As you might already know, I am currently nearing the end of my first ever writing residency. I am taking a break from writing (ha!) and thought I would check in with some other part of my brain for a minute. 1,435 more words

The Writing Life

Belleview Hotel

‘The houses of the small town stretched across two big hills like old, white bones and that fall the lives of their inhabitants went on as always, day in day out, behind the thick stone walls and dark narrow streets. 174 more words

Writing update: Done Revising! Finally! (And on What's Next)

Hi all,

I’m done revising! Oh. My. GOD.

I think I’ve made it clear that I kind of despise revising. Re-writing an entire story that took you 6+ months to draft in the first place is far from what I consider a good time, though it is a necessary step in the writing process. 572 more words