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Bucket List for Writers

Um, I don’t think this is the kind of bucket they’re talking about… I believe it’s healthy to have goals. After all, having something to aim for can give us a sense of purpose, and can help us keep our efforts focused. We often hear of “the writer’s journey,” and …

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Taking Care of Business: The Writer’s Edition

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash   Authorpreneur is a term often used to identify authors who embrace the business side of writing. And though the term doesn’t quite roll off the tongue, it does capture the essence of what writers who hope to make a living from their writing have …

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20 Best Food Experiences in the World According to Chefs and Food Writers

What’s your greatest ever food experience? What’s the food trip you’ve been longing to take? Travel company Lonely Planet has compiled a list of the 500 best food experiences in the world, as suggested by chefs, food writers and its own staff, if you’re seeking some inspiration for the latter. …

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Gas-X for Writers** – Results May Vary

photo credit: Rob Albright “Paperback Writer” The writing life is a whole shit-ton of guessing and experimenting and hoping, and then finding someone to tell us that we stink in some places and are pretty brilliant in others. Knowing what prose to keep and what to toss is subjective—at least …

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The Writer’s Real Enemies

image by Balazs Szabo Talking with a group of aspiring writers recently, I was struck by how many of them felt like everyone in the publishing world was against them. “Why are agents so narrow-minded about what they want?” one asked. The frustration was nothing new — anyone who’s spent …

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Warrior Women, #MeToo, and One Writer’s Evolving Sensibilities

These feel like turbulent times, don’t they? Wait–haven’t I asked that question here before? (I have.) Maybe I should say, these feel like transformative times. And some days it feels more like upheaval than transformation. But I suspect transformation requires an aspect of upheaval. Just as action evokes reaction, reform …

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Writers Write, Right?

Photo by Flickr user kellywritershouse Writers write. It’s such a staple of writing advice that it’s almost impossible to pinpoint where the quote comes from. When you start looking into writing quotes and statements, every successful author seems to have written some variation on the theme. Writers write. They don’t …

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A Mental Health Checkup for Writers

Flickr Creative Commons: darkday I ignored the signs for months, convinced the anxiety, crying jags, insomnia, and moments of rage were hormonal potholes on Perimenopause Lane. In my defense, life has thrown a few curveballs since December. Before I could send out queries on my newly completed manuscript, I came …

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‘Writers Retreat Workshop’ Supports WU

WRITERS RETREAT WORKSHOP 2018 Nazareth Retreat Center in Boise, Idaho May 22-31 Guest Instructors: David Corbett (author of The Art of Character, Mercy of the Night, and the upcoming The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday) Michelle Johnson (agent, Inklings Literary Agency) Staff: Arianne “Tex” Thompson, Jason Sitzes, Carol Dougherty …

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A New Year for Writers

It would be all too easy to write a January 2018 post heavy with angst and uncertainty. I could dwell on the unsettling political changes of the last year or so, both international and domestic. I could ponder what kind of world we will leave for our children and grandchildren. …

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