Monthly Archives: March 2017

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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Ink Links Roundup

Ink Links Roundup

Enjoy this week’s links! There’s plenty of variety. Elisa can’t help but think that of course Shakespeare said it best when he wrote, “brevity is the soul of wit.” So here are 4 short lessons about writing short fiction. http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/4-short-lessons-subject-short-stories?platform=hootsuite […]

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Dealing with Rejection: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

Dealing with Rejection: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

Rejection is an unfortunate part of being a writer. And an actor. And, well, any sort of artist, really. So far this year, I’ve received two rejections from short story anthologies, and one from a character/role I really, really wanted. […]

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