Blank Canvas

I look outside, and the world is a sheet of white from the snowstorm we had just a few days ago. It's just like the Word document I have pulled up on my computer. I've been trying to force myself to write a short story for several days now in an attempt to prove to …

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Blank Screens and New Beginnings

I’m supposed to summit a piece for writer’s group on Tuesday but I can’t think of a single thing to write. Poetry? A short story? A brief essay? Do I go through some of my old writing and clean something up? That kind of feels like cheating, since I’ve haven’t written anything in so long. …

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Is This the End?

It's been months since I've really written. Not just months. Years, if I'm going to be really honest with myself. Oh, I've written sporadically here and there. I finished a book at the end of last year, but it needs such massive work I just don't know what to do with it. I finished a …

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Writing Isn’t Easy

Writing is difficult. Sometimes it's torture. Other times it's blissfully easy. Most of the time, for me, it's hard work. Over the past four days, it's been all of those things. As I iron out the final chapters of The Coven, I'm forcing myself to write one sentence at a time, one after the other, …

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The Best Writing Advice

There's a lot of writing advice out there, some good and some not so good. As writers, we have to pick and choose what works for us. Stephen King has a ton of great writing advice floating around out there, but this particular gem resonated with me this week and helped me overcome some serious barriers …

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