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A Little Inspiration

Even excellent writers like Dorothy Parker had trouble with deadlines. I love this telegram she sent to her editor when she was having trouble with one of her manuscripts… 9 more words

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Weekend Edition - Idea Math for Writers Plus Good Reads and Writing Tips

Writer = Idea Machine

If someone asked you to name your stock in trade as a writer, what would you say?

Your knee-jerk response might be “words.” Words are the building blocks of our stories. 2,146 more words

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“Above all, the writer’s notebook invokes the muse, invites thought. Here we might note the phonic similarity between muse and musing. The mother of the Muses is Mnemosyne, goddess of memory; by writing down what you would otherwise forget, even willingly forget, you summon your better self (the muse)—or your worse—with these intimate scribbles.”

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A Little Inspiration

We have no reason to mistrust our world, for it is not against us. If it has terrors, they are our own terrors. If it has precipices, they belong to us.

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Thinking About Being a Self-Employed Writer?

I get asked quite often how I make a living as a professional writer and editor. Maybe something here will strike a chord with you if you are on the fence about being self-employed. 512 more words

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To Su-shi, or Not to Sushi:That is The Question #food

I’ve always wanted to live near the ocean, but not because of the beach or sailing or sunrise over gorgeous, expansive waters–for the fresh seafood. One of my favorite places to visit is Charleston, South Carolina. 468 more words

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Seeing the Cranes: Double Dickage, the Dragon Tower, and Felicia Day

I was sitting in a cafe across the street from Rundetaarn, a Masonic dragon tower in Copenhagen, trying to make progress with William Gibson’s novel, … 3,006 more words

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