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Be A Writer

“A professional author is an amateur who didn’t quit.” It’s written on the white board above my desk. My Pinterest and Instagram are full of similar inspirational quotes because–hold onto you seat, because you may be in for a surprise–being a writer is hard. 518 more words

Be A Writer

Writing inspiration from Lord Byron

If I don’t write to empty my mind, I go mad.

Lord Byron

These words from the great Romantic poet, George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), more commonly known as simply Lord Byron, may feel quite familiar to writers.

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Writing Blog

Why your first draft doesn't have to stink

There’s a lot of opinions floating around in the writing world: show don’t tell, limit backstory, don’t overuse dialogue tags, careful with too many adjectives, 488 more words


Thursday Writing Prompt No. 131

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Thursday writing prompt. I’ve been caught up in work projects and just generally so busy that I’ve gotten away from the blog for a bit of a breather. 354 more words

Thursday Writing Prompt

In which I muse on musical muses

You might have been following Elaina James’ very lovely blog series for Mslexia about her dream of becoming a lyricist. Of course you might not. If not, I suggest you jolly well go over there and read it now. 450 more words


Music to my eyes: On music and writing

Elaina James, writer and member of an online group, Book Connectors, posted about her song-writing series on Mslexia and, therefore, got me thinking on the mutually inspiring relationship that music and writing have. 375 more words