10 Rules for Writing

The Guardian in the UK has a post, “10 Rules for Writing Fiction.” In it they asked authors for their 10 rules, so the compilation…
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Writers Guild Exercises

A few years back we had a writers’ workshop at the local writers guild. The presenter was a published memoirist. I thought the exercises were…
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To Try At Home

Several years back I was privileged to attend a poetry workshop at the university where I taught. Rebecca Balcárcel presented. Instead of linking to the…
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Creative Writing Activity

Rebecca Balcárcel presented an interesting Creative Writing Activity, focused on poetry, but I think helpful for getting the creative juices flowing. The results made my…
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NaNoWriMo Coming: Prepare!

National Novel Writing Month (November) is almost upon you. Why not step up to the challenge and write that middle grades or young adult novel…
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Nurture Writing Habit, Take 2

Rigidly enforce your boundaries.  If you don’t maintain your schedule and environment, it will not be maintained. If you need to write, make sure you…
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