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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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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