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Three random words: saliva-labia-eyebrows

Setting: I have 45 minutes to write something, anything–it does not have to be good, it does not have to be to a purpose, but it needs to exist on paper. 210 more words

Interludes & Outtakes (words On The Floor)

Preach! Writing Advice from the Pros

The best advice is the stuff from the trenches. Writers who’ve been there—been down, been up, been every which way but loose from the creative chains that keep us coming back to our desk each day to write. 357 more words



I used to have it in spades.  Inspiration I mean.  It was around every corner. Hidden in every song I heard. Beaming from each new day. 510 more words

General Ramblings


Anaphora poem. “An Anaphora is “the repetition of a word or expression several times within a clause or within a paragraph”. In poetry the repetition of the phrase can be just at the beginning of each line, setting the tone as a meditation or a mantra, or it can be utilized more subtlety within the poem. 868 more words


The hard, dirty work of starting a novel...

I’m a student again! What a wild and wonderful world! I’ve got two classes under my belt, so I’m pretty much an expert at this whole novel-writing thing. 466 more words

Cate Talks About Herself

Allan's Rule For Re-Reading Your First Draft... Read the WHOLE Thing

Don’t trash that crappy first draft!

Oh it may be full of grammatical errors that would send your high school English teachers into hysterics but that’s not reason enough to throw it away.   1,179 more words