Reasons for NOT Writing… #11: “It’s still not perfect.”

    PART 3 LETTING GO “Writing is a mug’s game. It’s insanely competitive, appallingly paid, and the only good news about the terrible pay is that the job is…

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Harry Potter and the End of Chapter 3

Earlier this week, J K Rowling posted this on Twitter: Quite coincidentally, a couple of days earlier I’d just started doing what the sign said I shouldn’t; rereading Harry Potter…

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Reasons for NOT Writing… #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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Reasons for NOT Writing… #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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