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Vocation Stations

Vocation Stations

Kathleen has a post for us this week on something I’d never heard of: vocation stations. The name is unfamiliar, but but having one makes for an incredibly useful writing tool. In her book Refuse to Choose, Barbara Sher suggests […]

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It’s Ok To Not Always Be Writing

It’s Ok To Not Always Be Writing

Today’s guest post is from my long-time writer-friend Kathleen Kayembe. She writes fantasy, horror, and speculative fiction of all flavors. Her writing, her stories, have the ability to leave me breathless. She has some words of wisdom that I hope […]

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Catharsis: Getting Literal with Stories

Catharsis: Getting Literal with Stories

A main theme for me on the blog here is discussing the connection between writing and catharsis. I absolutely use my writing as a means of dealing with numerous facets of life. Writing is my way to work through problems, […]

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Reading Judgment

Reading Judgment

Self-judgment and recrimination and recrimination is a frequent theme for me. For all of us, really. When we do our goals check-ins here, we invite the should-have-dones and feelings teeter on the edge of success or disappointment. I haven’t set […]

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Post-WWC 2017 Check-In

Post-WWC 2017 Check-In

If you’ve been following us for a while, you know I love to do a write-up about my When Words Collide experience. This year, as I explained in this previous post, I decided to take a light approach. I did […]

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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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