Keeping Creative (Writing) in the Season of Giving

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by Jordan E. Rosenfeld Most writers I know hear the whisper of their writing in their ears regularly, and often at the most inconvenient times: during work, at the dinner hour, driving to and from obligations and then some. There’s nothing like the holiday season, with its emphasis on giving to others, to force even more distance between you and … Read More

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What You Know (But Not How to Write It)

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by Tomi L. Wiley (Sung to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”) If you think you love a writer, raise your hand. If sometimes you want to choke her, raise your hand. Because when you love a writer, You’ll kiss the hand that bites you – Because eventually they’ll write you till you’re dead.* If you’re … Read More

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A Quest to Write: Part Two

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As part of our continuing QUEST to support Christina Mercer in the launch of Arrow in the Mist, Stephanie Naman posed the question: “What’s been the biggest obstacle you’ve encountered in your QUEST to become a published author, and what transformations have you made to overcome these obstacles?” Here’s Part Two of our discussion: Amy McElroy: Writing memoir/personal non-fiction, my … Read More

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A Quest to Write

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In our QUEST to support Christina Mercer in the launch of Arrow in the Mist, we’re blogging about QUESTS. When I posed the question: “What’s been the biggest obstacle you’ve encountered in your QUEST to become a published author, and what transformations have you made to overcome these obstacles?” the answers were so rich and plentiful, I turned this SympOsium … Read More

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Probability Angels

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By Joseph Devon Reviewed by Tomi L. Wiley Every once in a while I start a book and a few pages in, I feel the need to turn back to the first sentence, slow down, take my time and truly enjoy it. Because I read so much for work, and there are never enough hours in the workday to see … Read More

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Giving Up is Hard to Do–My Big Oh

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By Stephanie Naman National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) isn’t just about writing a novel in a month. It’s a gut check about where writing fits into your life. Sure, for the casual writer, it’s a fun exercise. “Can I really do this? Let’s find out?” But for those of us with ambitions (maybe even delusions) of making this our career, … Read More

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