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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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Crutch Words

Crutch Words

An integral part of writing, really of editing, is knowing your weaknesses as a writer. Previously, I touched on my plot problems, but it’s not like I can just have one weakness and be amazing at everything else. Life would […]

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Removing Abstracts: Learning from Poetics

Removing Abstracts: Learning from Poetics

Last week, Anxiety Ink posted this article on our social media pages (Facebook and Twitter): “What Poets Know That Most Writers Don’t“. I have to say, this blog post struck a chord with me. When I’m writing my first draft, I […]

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