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Just for Fun: Introverts

Many, if not most, writers are introverts at heart. That being the case, I thought we could all unite here–separately, in the comfort of our own homes, of course–to chat about our common foibles. 960 more words


A Little Inspiration

Gossip is what holds civilization together. It reinforces shame. And without shame, well, the world is a very dangerous place.

– quote from Black Sails

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I suppose that, in this post-Fifty-Shades-of-Gray era, I should tell you up front that I’m not writing about that kind of submission, though a rough spanking might seem preferable to the pain of formatting, reformatting, searching this-week’s-editor’s name, copying and pasting cover letters, adding your name, removing your name, and paying fees from one dollar to thirty of them simply to have your work read—and likely rejected—by the magazine/agent/publisher/editor you’ve long had your eye on. 1,065 more words

Rhonda Browning White

An "American" twist on "Show, don't tell"

Every writer has heard the advice, “Show, don’t tell.” It usually means conveying a feature of your character or setting by “evocative description” rather than “simple exposition.” Science fiction author… 591 more words

A Little Inspiration

This machine kills fascists.

– written on Woody Guthrie‘s guitar

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How Much Time Should Writers Spend Writing vs. Marketing?

Time. It’s what we writers fight for. Without it, we have no hope of bringing our written creations to life. We need time to study, time to read, time to ponder, time to dream, and – of course – time to write. 707 more words


Friday, 13th February 2015

This is an entirely self-indulgent post. So self-indulgent, in fact, that I’m not going to share this anywhere. Really, it’s just for me.

“There are moments that you’ll remember for the rest of your life and there are moments that you…

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