Writing: Difficult, Easy, or Both?

Today I am reminded of the quote…   “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” ― Thomas Mann Normally, I’m not sure I agree with this. Writing is difficult and easy in turns. For me, it is difficult at the beginning. My mind is very sneaky […]

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Expand Your Writing Routine

A recent car trip severely disrupted my writing routine. At the same time, I read a passage in a writing book that made me question the advantages of a strict writing routine. Routines can help us write when the going is difficult but they can also handicap our productivity when we become dependent on them. […]

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Fight On!

English: abstract art 42x54in ,oil on canves-olej na plutnie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.” ― E.E. Cummings     […]

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Loving Revisions

        How do I change my thinking to make editing fun again? I’ve read too much about how editing is a pain and at some point I came to believe it myself. But – hey – isn’t editing a part of writing? And I want to be a writer. Put two and two together and […]

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A Writer’s Perfectionistic Streak

I guess there is a bit of a perfectionist in every writer. After all, our words seldom (or never) come out right on the first try. The brilliant idea looks a bit lack-luster on the page. Perfectionism can be crippling. Some writers stare at a blank page, afraid they will let down their idea, their […]

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Super Sweet Award

We’ve been nominated for the Super Sweet Blogging Award! Just for fun, we’ve decided to tie the nominations for the award to November’s Writer Block Flash Fiction Party (name is still in the works). Thanks so much for your role in winning the award! Super Sweet Award.

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Apathy in Writing

How does one deal with apathy in writing? It is different from writer’s block — that makes me anxious. This just makes me tired every time I pull up one of my projects. And sleep is my biggest weakness when it comes to writing. The benefits of meeting my goals seem unimportant. The usual negative […]

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(poem) Poster people

As I look, look as far as I can see, Faces over faces, blank simplicity. Although the day may come, I make no guarentee to see a person in the crowd — the rest may ever be Poster board people in denim dress and tee’s, Constants in a social formula meant to be Worked through […]

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An “Ideal” Writing State

While no one needs to reach an “ideal” mental state in order to write or write well, it always comes as a pleasant surprise to find that I have slipped into one. Ideal states of mind are one of the greatest pleasures of writing. But what IS an “ideal” state? Is it a degree of […]

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Reader luncheons

I mentioned in a previous post that I recently went to a reader’s luncheon. What is a reader’s lunch? It is an opportunity for readers to speak with authors on a personal level, get books signed, and eat with those authors. It is an opportunity for companionship, encouragement, learning, and giving back. Like writing, reading […]

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