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EYNK Never look at a reference book while doing a first draft

This is based on a Stephen King article I talked about in “Everything You Need to Know.

King states that to be a successful writer, you should “never look at a reference book while doing a first draft.” He basically says to put away any and all reference materials and just write. 437 more words

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Plots From the Spam Filter

Tips for Texting a Girl wrote:

Just walk into your local book store or grocery store and see how many romance novels are on the shelves.

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Writing on a Bad Day

Let’s face it, as a writer there are simply days I just don’t want to write. I have nothing to say and none of the words I do write seem to fit together right. 456 more words

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Time Out

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. —Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

I’ve blogged 72 days in a row. Since February 1, I’ve hovered over my keyboard asking God for something important or whimsical or, at least, new to say.

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Rearview Mirror for 4/12/2015

Sunday: Easter Sunday. Chocolate bunnies were consumed.

Monday: Coco visited the orthodontist. Cherry sang in a choir concert. I drove the car.

Tuesday:  Joan Didion and I have the same opinion. 150 more words

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#AmReading for 4/11/2015

Happy Saturday! I’m taking the day off to read a book:

Honeymoon Hotel by Hester Browne. Here’s what Goodreads has to say about it.

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