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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Lyrics and Lawsuits

When is it safe to use lyrics in your manuscript? The answer might surprise you...

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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It Isn’t Writer’s Block

For the past few years, I've suffered from what I thought was writer's block. I've written sporadically, and even published a couple of books, but daily writing has been almost impossible. In terms of blogging, weeks or even months have passed without a single post. There have been numerous times that I've opened up a …

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Live Your Best Writing Life in 2019

If you’re like a lot of writers, you’ve probably put together a list of goals or resolutions for the New Year. Maybe you fell short of your goals last year and are hoping to do better in 2019. Or, maybe 2018 exceeded all expectations and you’re looking to repeat your success in the New Year. …

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