Reason #10 : “I need to make some changes.”

Reason #10 : “I need to make some changes.” “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small…

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A Writing Exercise Courtesy of Harlan Ellison

I have a writing exercise for you. I’d like you to produce a short story using the premise “The 102-year old pregnant corpse”. It’s currently 1 p.m. and I’d like…

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Reason #9 : “I’ve got writer’s block.”

Reason #9 : “I’ve got writer’s block.” “There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.” — Terry Pratchett   Writer’s block…

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The Nautical Derivation of Well-known Words and Phrases

Many familiar English words and phrases have interesting derivations, and because England was once a great sea power, a surprising number come from the days of sailing ships … footloose…

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Reasons for NOT Writing… #8 : “I’ve hit The Wall.”

    PART 2 KEEPING GOING “Next to the defeated politician, the writer is the most vocal and inventive griper on earth. He sees hardship and unfairness wherever he looks….

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Big Publishing: Nightmare on Agent Street

Author Chuck Palahniuk (pronounced paula-nick) – author of Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, and Choke – says he’s close to broke, thanks to his agent the (formerly?) prestigious Donadio &…

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Reasons for NOT Writing… #7 : “I can’t get started.”

Reason #7 : “I can’t get started.” It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is…

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Submission Guidelines

A friend is currently going through this miserable process, so I thought I’d help out … 😉

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Reasons for NOT Writing… #6 : “I’m not in the mood.”

Reason #6 : “I’m not in the mood.” “Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.” — Isabelle Allende   It’s Monday morning,…

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Facebook: World Censor

In 1972, photographer Nick Ut took an iconic picture that helped changed the course of the Vietnam War. It won the 1973 World Press Photo of the Year award, a Pulitzer…

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