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“It’s not too late” — and other reassurances a writer needs to hear

The journey towards becoming a better writer is never-ending, the goalpost is always shifting. But the good news is, it's not too late, you are right on time.

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On Working and Over-Working

Is it possible to chase your dreams a little too hard? Maybe all we really need to do is simply return to the one thing we love and focus on putting one foot before the other, instead of staring off into the distance and wishing we were at the finish line at this moment.

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The Write Life – Staying True to Your Craft

I've been hooked on TED talks by writers and creators lately. It was this particular one [Success, Failure and the Drive to Keep Creating] given by Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love that got me started. I come back to this speech every time I need a pick-me-up while lost in the wilderness of creation… Continue reading The Write Life – Staying True to Your Craft

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The week of rejection letters

Three weeks into NaNoWriMo and my word count stands at ... 28k. Yup, just as I expected. I'm not going to make it in time. As Chuck Wendig said, It's harder just not to create art than it is to actually sit down or stand there and commit. It's easier to think about creating something,… Continue reading The week of rejection letters

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It’s NaNoWriMo!

National Novel Writing Month entails copious cups of green tea, manic pounding of the keyboard, dreaming up scenes, talking to your characters, considering what they'd do in your shoes as you go about your life, and basically being taken over by this snarling, squalling, blossoming thing called the Work In Progress. Anything that helps churn… Continue reading It’s NaNoWriMo!