Novel in 90: Writing’s Not About Wordcount

Novel in 90: Writing’s Not About Wordcount

I’ve run into my first major issue with Novel in 90 as a program. Writing’s not about wordcount; it’s about story. Let me elaborate. The Broken Starts I finally started writing, post vacation and associated recovery, and my first opening…I […]

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Politics Of Art; or, Don’t Piss Off Writers

Politics Of Art; or, Don’t Piss Off Writers

Politics here in the US have become a circus at best, and a nightmare most of the time. To borrow a friend’s brilliant expression: it is a Trumpster fire. When millions of lives – to one extent or another – […]

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The Stress of Blogging

The Stress of Blogging

Sometimes, I find that the stress of blogging really starts to bog me down. For instance, three months ago, I was two months ahead with my blog posts and was able to regularly post links to social media. In the […]

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Cluttered Creative Brain

Cluttered Creative Brain

Excuse me a moment while I talk about my cluttered creative brain. I often find myself upset and despondent, unable to decide what I should or need to be doing. Right now, at home, my wife and I are endeavouring […]

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Relearning Writer Discipline

Relearning Writer Discipline

I feel like I am never writing enough. Every few months, when I’ve tumbled down the blackhole of overtime, I need to reestablish my writing habit and that starts with relearning writer discipline. The Familiar Fight Relearning the discipline for […]

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Don’t Frustrate Your Readers

Don’t Frustrate Your Readers

As I was planning this post, I didn’t think about an obvious qualifier I left out of my title: Don’t frustrate your readers in a bad way. There are both good and bad ways to frustrate your readers. The good ways keep […]

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