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Short Stories Are My Kryptonite

Oh, short stories. How I loathe thee.

I don’t like to write them. I usually don’t like to read them (I can count the short stories I actually enjoy on one hand). 384 more words

Four Points for Struggling Spirits of Struggling Writers

Periodically do you ask yourself, “Will anyone be interested in this that I am writing?”, “Will this sell?”, “Do I have what it takes?”

Most struggling writers have self-doubts, give up from time to time, or throw in their pen completely until their inner muse draws them back, sometimes almost against their will. 475 more words

Writing

Lyle Freeman and the Australian lyric poets

The other day I found myself with nothing to read so I pulled out my old copy of A Book of Australian Verse, selected by Australian poet Judith Wright. 676 more words

Australian Writers

In Memory of John Kennedy Toole: A Real Life Confederacy of Dunces

Last summer I asked a friend of mine to recommend a brilliant , comical book that I could take to vacation with me, and she said I should read… 552 more words

Book Recommendation

Hesitant Writers

Did you read the post today on The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project blog, Teacher to Teacher: Helping Students Write? It’s a great read with questions and suggestions to help writers who cry, “I don’t have anything to write about.” 643 more words

Reflection

Remembering Your Why

In the heat of the moment, when the struggle is real, and you’re wondering Why the heck did I do this again? you have to remember your  249 more words

The Fear of Imperfection

One of my students this spring was interested in writing for magazines, but felt held back by her fear of putting something out there that wasn’t perfect. 484 more words