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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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Consuming Influences

Consuming Influences

Everything we experience affects us in some way. Being conscious and mindful of those influences can help shape who we are, both as writers and as people. Some writers say they can look back over their early works and tell […]

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The End Of A Notebook

I love to be reminded of why I write longhand. Seriously. I am two pages away from filling the current notebook. This means an(other) entire notebook filled with my words. It’s a total rush. There is something about smoothing my […]

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Setting as Character: What I Took Away from Faith Hunter and David B. Coe

Setting as Character: What I Took Away from Faith Hunter and David B. Coe

I’m mixing it up today by talking about the panel I attended presented by Faith Hunter and David B. Coe called On Writing. The floor opened up to whatever writerly banter the two could come up with –you’ve got to love […]

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Ignore the Noise

Ignore the Noise

Needless to say after talking about The Terror, I have When Words Collide on the brain. Try to bear with me. Today I also have something to relate from my second year attending the conference. While I attended a panel […]

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Reality and Fiction: Are You Saying I Can Never Lie?

Reality and Fiction: Are You Saying I Can Never Lie?

Picking up where I left off last week, I’m going to finish up my diatribe on reality and fiction. Today’s topic is what I initially wanted to discuss before I read the article I linked to previously. I covered the […]

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