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Please Do Not Support My Patreon

Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets, scribes, scriveners, journalists, or anybody. Have you heard of Patreon? It’s a company that empowers crowd-sourced patronage of the arts, including but not limited to authors. …

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3 Hashtagged Sermonettes for Writers

Inside Duomo di Milano. Image – iStockphoto: Anshar #CreditWriters You may have heard me rail about how strange it is that authors are so bad about crediting their fellow writers. Consider this sentence: “The Washington Post says the special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice.” That’s wrong. …

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The Obsessive Writer

I just finished listening to a podcast called S-town. It’s a tough and amazing story, though not for the faint of heart, cursing-wise and other-stuff-wise, but I fell in love with the main character, John B, by the end of the first episode. (The skinny: A resident of S-town, Alabama, John …

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» and this whole time. by Lindsey M. Brummerhop Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

there’s something so focused about the sound of a piano key.structured, but melodic. accurate Content continues after advertisement yet soothing, somehow. “well, what kind of things make you feel better, Alice?” she looks up for a moment, pondering this honestly.“semi colons and the word simultaneously.” aliteration. “Aliteration, Alice?” absolutely. it …

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Deprogramming Caution

Assuming you have a non-writing professional background, have you ever blamed it for those moments in the writing life when your courage deserts you? If not, perhaps you should reconsider.* The topic I want to noodle on today is one sparked by an online article I read some years ago …

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