Category: Writing

How Do You Craft During Revision?

What kind of crafter are you?  How do you work the clay?  All at once and hope you don’t get it wrong?  Do you go back a thousand times and make changes?  Do you cut off an entire arm and try to fix a claw in its place? I usually favor funny internet pictures, memes, or

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Keys or Cursive?

Okay, nobody actually writes in cursive anymore.  Unless you’re from the ancient days when handwriting was an actual subject in school.  Like my mom.  But hey, it’s an alliteration and it sounds cooler than ‘Keys or Pens?’, or ‘Keys or Handwriting?’, or ‘Keys or Block Letters?’.  So I lured you in here.  Sue me. This question, no matter

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Why Do You Blog?

I’ve seen this question posted on just about every blog out there in the universe.  Why do you blog?  (As a side note, when did ‘blog’ become a verb?  It’s like asking, why do I book?  Or, do you guys want to hang out later and television?  Maybe afterward we can beer and food). But I’ll

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What Do You Listen To As You Write?

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the magic of coffee.  Today I want to touch on the second motivational tool that makes my writing world tick.  Music. I know that not every writer listens to music while they write – some prefer silence, some prefer listening to the hum of activity around them,

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The Fear in Writing

Why is writing so scary?  I mean, it is, isn’t it?  Maybe not always, but every once in a while you look down at your fingers and pause. Then you glance up at the page marker and whether it says 1, 5, or 500, it doesn’t matter.  You think, “Wow.  I’m positive that what just spilled out

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Coffee

Because coffee really deserves it’s own post. The delicious dark drink does seem a little more magical than most.  Most sources will tell you that the average cup of coffee has 100 mgs of caffeine.  What they won’t tell you is that it also has 500 mgs of motivation and 200 mgs of bravery –

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