creativity, self-awareness, self-improvement, writing, writing-tips

I Found “Terrific” In The Refund Line

It’s Amazing Where You’ll Find Interesting Topics This Is Not A Refund Line At Fred’s The line-up of folks in the photo above is NOT a refund line. But I’ll bet it would be an interesting line to be in. Standing at the checkout, or even more tedious, waiting for our turn
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nanowrimo, writers-on-writing, writing, writing-challenge, writing-tips

4 Lessons I Learned from My First NaNoWriMo

Tackling this challenge for the first time kicked my butt! Photo by James Pond on Unsplash How long does it take you to write 1,667 words? An hour? Two hours? A couple of days? A month? How about doing it multiple times. Will it take even longer? Try 1,667 words every day for a
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creativity, fiction, inspiration, writing, writing-tips

How I Got Into the Mind of My Historical Fiction Characters

Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash Weird ways of finding inspiration Last month I stretched my fiction muscles and wrote a short historical fiction piece. As a history major I love a good research session. Color-coding my notes might be classified as a fetish. Yet even with all the books I
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How to Produce a Masterpiece with 5 Simple Editing Steps

Bringing writing, to its conclusion. Photo by Kaitlyn Baker on Unsplash “To write is human, to edit is divine.” — Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft To get my writing ready to publish, I use a simple five-step editing plan. This can work whether you are editing a novel, college assignment
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