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Advice from Ursula Le Guin

I came across this post at openculture and thought I might share it here with you all. There’s more at the link (and more at a links at the link), but here are the three bits that grabbed me the most: 275 more words

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Sensory Input

Writing in longhand feels different to writing on a keyboard. It’s like swimming versus running – both activities are aerobic, but they use a whole different set of muscles. 471 more words


Writing Fast, by May Burnett

Some self-appointed experts claim you do not come into your own as a writer until after you’ve written at least a million words. Even the admired classic writers of any genre needed to develop their voice and skill over time. 682 more words

Do You Share Your Story Ideas?

Recently, I came across this quote attributed to J.K. Rowling:

I find that discussing an idea out loud is often the way to kill it stone dead. 

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What I've Learned From 28 Brilliant Creators

At I Miss You When I Blink, Mary Laura Philpott compiles the best and most surprising and unexpected wisdom from writers and creators she’s talked with over the past year.


Reclaiming Solitude

This is phase 2 of my metamorphosis from miserable author-caterpillar to happier butterfly-writer. (For those just tuning in, phase 1 involved reducing social media exposure.*)  I have recovered much of the time I had lost to inefficient authoring and bad online habits. 1,267 more words

Navel Gazing

Writing Can Be a Healthy Coping Mechanism, Not Just an Escape Route

Have you ever heard a writer describe their process as a way to “escape” from reality? Have you ever described your process this way to yourself or someone else? 526 more words

Meg Dowell