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The Most Difficult Aspects of Writing

What makes writing so darn difficult? Let me count the ways…

#10: The Stress™

Writing is work. It takes concentration, planning, motivation, and sometimes inspiration. It can be stressful when you are working with a deadline, or a complex story that you want to get right so you can ‘wow’ your audience. 893 more words


BeaconLit Second Year 500-word comp Round 2 – September 2018 winners announced

We are delighted to announce the top three stories from September’s entries are (in alphabetical order):


5 Latihan untuk Mengatasi Writer’s Block

Apa yang terjadi saat Anda benar-benar mengalami “buntu” dan tidak dapat lanjut menulis lagi? Kondisi writer’s block memang kadang tak terelakkan bagi para penulis. Meski ada sebagian penulis yang tidak mengamini kondisi tersebut, saya sendiri pernah benar-benar mengalaminya. 287 more words

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Words of Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1937. He showed a knack for writing at a young age, and after high school began his career in journalism while serving in the United States Air Force. 127 more words


A Week of Writing: 10/8/18 to 10/14/18

Fell of the weekly writing update wagon there for a bit, but I’m back at it. Happy Monday.

Words to Write By

This week it’s another one of my favorite quotes from Stephen King. 480 more words


How to Write Grieving Characters

by Whitney Carter

Putting grief into words is futile. And trying to do so would bankrupt the vocabulary of all languages. -Mark Twain

Grief is a heavy and relatively ever-present part of life. 787 more words


Read to Help you Write

Have a wide range of your own reading interests. Be diverse; eclectic. Read with a  critic’s eye. Read the sorts of books you want to write. 145 more words