“We are all dust” In Action

“We are all dust” In Action

For this post I am once again turning to a book I’ve been reading for a while now: The Making of a Story by Alice LaPlante. It’s very long, and I don’t devote enough time to it during the week, […]

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Writing and Forgiveness – New Mom Writer

Writing and Forgiveness – New Mom Writer

When I look back on my writing career, I have not been very forgiving. If I take too long to draft, if I get distracted, if life interferes, I am mad at myself. This is what I want–I couldn’t imagine […]

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Ink Link Roundup

Ink Link Roundup

This week’s selection is especially varied. Enjoy! Elisa loved this in-depth look at short fiction not only because it provides a comparison of forms but it highlights why all writers should be writing short fiction. The Strategic Use of Short […]

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Every Word Counts: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

Every Word Counts: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

In theatre, there are no throw away words. Each word counts. Great writing is the same. That’s how I edit (partly): what do these words actually mean? What do I want them to mean? I toss out the throw away […]

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What Do We Qualify As Writing Time?

What Do We Qualify As Writing Time?

My post today was inspired by this blog post that hit my inbox in early February. The title says it all: “Thinking Is Writing.” While I appreciate the writer’s basic premise, I did want to expand on it. The legitimate […]

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You will never write the perfect book

You will never write the perfect book

There is no such thing as a perfect book. Perfectionism has always been one of my issues. I won’t even want to start to do something if I can’t do it right. In school, I excelled where there were formulas […]

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