Writing Nonfiction: Small Stories and the Big Truth

Writing Nonfiction: Small Stories and the Big Truth

Writing nonfiction has been on my mind a lot recently. I’ve written a nonfiction book, and I’ve written here on the Anxiety Ink blog for over three years. And I want to write more–but I’m not sure what on yet. […]

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Writing Paralysis by Over-Analysis

Writing Paralysis by Over-Analysis

In James Scott Bell’s new book on writing, Just Write, he has a whole section devoted to writer life. Flipping through, I found the header on writing paralysis caused by over-analysis. Arguably, this is the reason why writing books aren’t […]

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Rule Breaker

Rule Breaker

Here on Anxiety we share a lot of writing rules, whether it’s directly in posts or on our social media pages. Some are ones we’ve heard a million times from a million sources that we either agree or disagree with, […]

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Script Writing, Or Using Drama Tools to Improve Your Dialogue

Script Writing, Or Using Drama Tools to Improve Your Dialogue

While trolling the internet for interesting articles to share via Anxiety’s Facebook and Twitter, I came across this gem: How to Write Arguments with Maximum Punch. While I feel like step 1 was a given, and I love the idea […]

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When Words Collide 2015 Recap – Lessons from a Plot Workshop within an Unfamiliar Genre

When Words Collide 2015 Recap – Lessons from a Plot Workshop within an Unfamiliar Genre

Continuing on in my When Words Collide 2015 recap, the second workshop I attended was the Plot Workshop with Daniel Abraham (aka HLN Hanover, aka half of the pen name James S. A. Corey). His definition of plot was the […]

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Author versus Narrator Voice: Fighting First Person

Author versus Narrator Voice: Fighting First Person

In each of my high school English classes we had to write three main papers over the semester. A personal response, a non-personal response, and then one of our choosing. The personal ones were torture for me. They took me […]

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