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Advice to new LitE writers, part 1

My biggest advice is to have low expectations, but I’ll save discussing that for another time.

My next biggest is to start small. I see so many first time authors start with a multi-chapter story. 74 more words

How Much To Listen to Critics

I’ve been thinking about this topic for a long time. More so when I joined a Creative Writing group in January. And then I sort of forgot about it until I saw… 222 more words

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“There is nothing to writing.  All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” -Ernest Hemingway

I don’t know if I could call myself a writer and not have that quote stir something within me. 242 more words


Organizing Thoughts

Organizing one’s thoughts in a straightforward manner is key to any successful nonfiction magazine article. You start with a loose assemblage of ideas, then you add to that collection when you do your research. 140 more words

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Working With Words

I love words.

Little words, big words and all those in between. Words with rhythm, words that rhyme.

Words convey messages, ideas, emotions, you name it… 344 more words


Nervous time

“My Cousin Shows Me Around Campus” is out to beta-readers. I got some feedback for an earlier version and have incorporated that. I thought of a couple little changes after I sent it out. 71 more words

Must-Read Horror

For anyone interested in horror writing, this is a list published about a decade ago by the Horror Writers Association of must-reads in order to familiarize oneself with the genre. 209 more words

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