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The Writer’s Dog

  The writer’s dog is a multi-talented individual. He or she carries out a support role essential to the creative process. The writer’s dog is companion, confidante, inspiration, distraction, time keeper, and monitor of all matters health-related: nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep. His or her job includes keeping the writer mostly …

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Planning Your Own Weekend Writers’ Retreat

Photo Cred: Alex Robert With the WU Uncon just around the corner, many of us are getting excited for a writing retreat. There is the anticipation of seeing old friends and meeting new ones, the expectation of learning something new, and the chance to gain insight and inspiration for the …

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Spring Planting for Writers

In our western culture, it is traditional to make resolutions and changes at the New Year.  Understandable, since it’s a fresh new calendar, everything is new, and it feels good to make a list of things to change. In earth-based religions and cultures, it’s much more usual to wait for …

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Writers Retreat Workshop 2019

Nazareth Retreat Center in Boise, Idaho July 1-10 Guest Instructors: Donald Maass founded the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York in 1980. His agency sells more than 150 novels every year to major publishers in the U.S. and overseas. He is the author of The Career Novelist (1996), Writing the Breakout …

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A Writer’s Manifesto

We’re happy to announce that longtime friend of the WU community, Julie Duffy, will join WU as a regular contributor! Julie hosts the StoryADay May and StoryADay September short story writing challenges on her website, StoryADay.org. Learn more about Julie on her website, and by following her on Facebook and Twitter. A Writer’s Manifesto Imagine sitting down …

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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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