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The Writing Life, July 7

One more day until the big announcement. Check us out tomorrow for all the awesome details for something really cool we’ll be doing in August. 336 more words

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Writerly Silence & the Reader

Silence is the void in which the listener expects. 

A void is complete—the space around the listener’s expectation is full with their imagination. A man who sits in recursive silence has the exact answer to all the questions he can ask himself. 246 more words

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A rose by any other name...

I have been writing for a number of years now. Nothing too sexy–marketing copy, blog posts (personal and professional), articles and columns, the occasional anecdote or blurb in a magazine. 233 more words

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The Writing Life, June 30. Letting some things go

Eight Days Until The Big Announcement!

If you’re a long time reader of Paper Beats World, or if you’ve at least been reading since April, you know that I swear off all contests and anthology submissions while I’m working on a rough draft of a novel.  931 more words

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Experiencing Becoming

Have you seen this?

The letter is from Kurt Vonnegut to a class of high school students in 2006. The student’s assignment was to write to different authors, comment on the author’s writing, and then ask for advice about the writing life. 447 more words

Research Status

The Writing Life, June 23

I had a much better week this week guys, how about you? I’m fitting more into the grove of my new schedule, and back to my old self. 180 more words

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The 50,000 Pound Pencil; Resentment

Now comes the hard part.

It’s writing time. I took a break for a few days, and I’m finding it hard to get started today. 361 more words

Addiction