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Words Are Magic

Words Are Magic

A long while back, I wrote a post that touched on the magic of words. I’ve decided to revisit that concept this week. David Abram’s book The Spell of the Sensuous has stuck with me, though I haven’t read it […]

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Forced Words vs. Inspired Words

Forced Words vs. Inspired Words

There’s an excellent image that keeps cycling on my Facebook feed: I’m one of those writers who has always been guilty of writing only when inspired or when everything is just right. Because life is life, I’m not inspired nearly […]

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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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Writing Prompts: A Follow-Up

Writing Prompts: A Follow-Up

Back in June I wrote about my disdain for writing prompts; and my determination to see what all the fuss was about. It’s been two months since I’ve taken it upon myself to devote a portion of the day job’s […]

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Words Have Power: Stop Saying “Should”

If you’re here and reading this, I believe it’s safe to assume that you would agree that words have power. I can’t be the only one to whom “should” feels like an admission of failure. I should be writing (but […]

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The Poetry Rule

The Poetry Rule

I am not a poet. Not by a long shot. I’ve written poetry, I’ve read poetry, and I’ve studied poetry. It’s not my thing. You’ll never see my poetry published or shared because that would be horribly embarrassing and no one […]

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