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Van Gogh and Me: Pursuing Our Vocations

Dear Theo: The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh contains much spiritual treasure.

Van Gogh originally set out to follow in his father’s footsteps as a pastor, but for reasons that are only somewhat revealed, it didn’t work out.  638 more words

Spiritual Reflections

Who Are You Willing To Kill?

It’s often said that a writer is the god of their story, able to bestow or withhold life and dictate the fate of their characters. While this sounds like a megalomaniac’s dream, a writer will see this as a serious responsibility. 614 more words

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Why Writers Can't Disconnect From The Internet

The Internet. A glorious place, yet also very dangerous as it will distract you from your writing and before you know it you’re taking a Buzzfeed quiz about what kind of dragon you are instead of writing about said dragons (do they have a quiz like that though? 688 more words


Anne Hagan reblogged this on Anne Hagan and commented:

Sometimes I feel like I spend a lot of time researching crazy stuff... If I ever get in trouble with the law myself, like so many of my characters do, I hope I think to trash my computer, iPad, smartphone... oh hell, forget it. I'll just have to explain that I'm a writer! I've looked up too much law, asked too many questions, and have otherwise looked up too much totally illegal stuff to be anything but a writer. Then there are those times when the email icon pops up or a short break turns into an hour of surfing that is writing time lost forever. I know how the writing Hufflepuff feels in her post here. If you're a writer, you'll probably see yourself in it too.

My Favourite Place for Names

A while back I wrote about names. I offered some stories and strategies I use for coming up with names. What I didn’t talk about, however, was how sometimes names just won’t come. 574 more words

On Writing

The Hunt for Inspiration: Travel

I have been gone for the past two weeks, gallivanting across Eastern Europe, from Hungary, to Austria, to Slovakia, to the Czech Republic, and to Poland. 798 more words


Wading Through Word Vomit

My writing has suffered in the past few months due to my being caught in a sinking pit of Word Vomit.

As writers or readers, you may know this term. 433 more words


On Art and the Introvert:

“That is why my first and most pressing question seems like such an outright act of mutiny. What I want to know is, since when does making art require participation in…

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