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Writing As Resistance

Over the past week, I’ve struggled to write. I’ve struggled to do many of the things that typically bring me joy or at least make me feel remotely content. Sleep has been elusive. These are difficult times for our country. We’re living in a moment when our democracy demands our …

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Writing Someone Else’s Story

image by Sheng P. My novel The Kitchen Daughter was published in 2011. Seven years is not that long ago, really, but for many reasons, it feels like a different lifetime. The world has changed a great deal in less than a decade, and publishing has changed along with it—in …

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An Introvert Walks Into a Writing Group …

Flicker’s Team Work by Easa Shamih Talk of collaboration is in the air lately. At Writer Unboxed, we’re not only great at supporting our fellow writers, we’re good at working with them too! Author Heather Webb’s recent post on the positives and pitfalls of collaboration immediately made me think of …

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Writing the Authentic Modern Woman (especially if you’re a man)

www.skedline.com This is one of those topics that’s sticky and tricky and I have to admit, I had my qualms about posting it. In the end, it seemed too important a topic NOT to post. Important in today’s climate and mostly, important to those of us who want to be …

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Writing Through Uncertainty (With a Writerly Life Jacket)

Please forgive me in advance, but this is going to be an unusual post. Writing-life-wise, I’ve been feeling a bit out of sorts, you see. And it seems to have had an effect on my WU essay routine. I normally write my WU essays about a week in advance. I …

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The In-Between Stages of Writing

Photo by Nolan Issac on Unsplash There are so many in-between phases in the writing life. There’s the time before you begin writing a story, but have already felt the beginnings of a story simmering inside you. The time between finishing a draft and revising it. The time between finishing …

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25 Truths About the Work of Writing

image by Anthony Auston It is a truth universally acknowledged that a writer whose latest post is scheduled to publish on Labor Day must, when considering topics, find herself muttering, “Well, shouldn’t I write something about work?” And so, because there are many, many things to say about the work of …

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Writing, Politics, and the Fuzzy Grey Line Between

A few weeks ago, I was teaching a class on writing authentic antagonists to a group of children. I asked the kids, aged nine to twelve, to yell out the name of their favourite villains so I could write them on the board. The idea was to get a list …

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Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time in Fall 2018

What are your submission or rejection goals for 2018? Inspired by Lit Hub’s 100 rejections per year post, I got 93 rejections 2017 and aim to cross 100 this year. Since my last contest roundup, I’m at 99 rejections for this year! Read my latest responses in the latest edition …

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Is Collaborative Writing on the rise? And Making the Most of It

http://www.hci.org/ There’s no disputing that social media has disrupted and changed, perhaps forever, the way we receive and deliver information. It has also changed how we read—and because of this, I think it goes without saying that it has influenced our stylistic choices as writers. But another phenomenon seems to …

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