Tag Archives: Creative writing

Creative pause

I’ve been writing for a while now, and I’m still waiting for it to feel like an organic part of my life. I’ve tried the “make it part of your routine” and the “do it when inspiration strikes” approach. And all I’ve … Continue reading

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Scratch that. Rewrite it.

The first draft—the bane of every writer’s existence. It’s the most difficult to complete; it’s the worst in every way; and if you DO finally finish it, you have to go back and basically rewrite the whole thing anyway. The … Continue reading

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The NaNoWriMo experience

It’s the last day of NaNoWriMo today—or National Novel Writing Month, for those unfamiliar with the abbreviation. In my post about writer’s block, which I know was SO LONG AGO in Internet time, I announced my intention to participate despite … Continue reading

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2015: The year of getting things done

Well, 2015 has started out rather hectic for me, which accounts for why I haven’t been able to update ye olde blog until just now. It’s amazing how quickly things can fall by the wayside when changes are afoot. Although … Continue reading

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When to conceal, when to reveal

There are many aspects about writing that can be difficult, to the point that we writers often summarize it as simply, “Writing is hard.”* Each writer has their own list of aspects that they struggle with most. For some, dialogue is … Continue reading

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Feedback connoisseur

I’ve written before, across a few different posts, about the challenge of giving and receiving feedback/critiques, but because of my recent involvement in two local writing groups, the topic has been on my mind again. I think a lot of … Continue reading

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Making writing social

Hello, Internet! I am not dead; I’m sure you’re all relieved. Life has just been hectic, and also I’m a writer so I’m really good at procrastinating. Even though I’ve been quiet on my blog (and Twitter, and Facebook—I’m really bad … Continue reading

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Book hunting

I’ve always been a collector. My teenage years were defined by collecting all sorts of things, from figurines to manga to pogs (yes, pogs) to Beanie Babies. If it could be collected, odds are at some point it caught my … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about shorts

Short stories, that is. Thanks to Eden Royce, I learned that May is Short Story Month. I spent the first part of May reading a book for one of my book clubs, but now that I’ve finished that, I’ve decided … Continue reading

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Breaking all the (grammar) rules

I’ve always been the type of person who follows the rules. My friends often say that if life were like Dungeons & Dragons, I would be Lawful Good in the Alignment System. In fact, even on the test offered on that … Continue reading

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