Writing Advice: Showing Up To The Page Is Not Enough

Writing Advice: Showing Up To The Page Is Not Enough

One common piece of writing advice is to first show up to the page. Sit down and write. But if you’re anything like me, that’s not enough. I always feel as though when I put pen to paper wonderful words […]

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Writing Prompts: A Follow-Up

Writing Prompts: A Follow-Up

Back in June I wrote about my disdain for writing prompts; and my determination to see what all the fuss was about. It’s been two months since I’ve taken it upon myself to devote a portion of the day job’s […]

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Parkinson’s Law for Writers

While listening to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Marketing Podcast (and, yes, I realize I don’t have any SFF fiction written yet beyond the comic but I am a sucker for writing and publishing podcasts), Anna Hackett mentioned the concept […]

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Writing Retreats: Luxury and Necessity

Writing Retreats: Luxury and Necessity

Writing retreats are a luxury not all of us can afford – in the senses of both time and money. I don’t know about you, but I find that I get myself into bad routines. Breaking from those routines requires […]

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Post-When Words Collide 2016

Post-When Words Collide 2016

As I’m typing, it’s been roughly 22 hours since I left When Words Collide 2016. The end of the festival is always bittersweet because I love the energy and excitement about writing I get out of all of the presentations, but […]

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Emotional Rollercoaster

Emotional Rollercoaster

A writer can spend their whole life worried about the quality of their work and hold it back within themselves. It ends up just making the writer a mass of frustration and anxiety, unable to share and worried about expressing […]

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