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If you don’t read, please don’t write.

You want to know how to write? Let me give you some advice. I asked a budding author once what…

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William Zinsser Taught Me One Important Lesson About Writing

It’s easy to be a lazy writer. Which is scary. I fall into habits, ruts, and techniques that feel comfortable…

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Balancing Ego and Humility as a Writer

Look, here’s the deal, all artists, writers, authors, etc., are pretentious, egotistical maniacs. Balancing ego and humility as a writer…

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145 Ideas and Counting

Well, it’s been 10 days and I’ve come up with 145 short story ideas. And counting. At this point, I…

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To 365 Stories and Beyond

Okay, I stole my title straight from Toy Story. Don’t even care. Right now I’m working on a science fiction novel. I’m…

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The Myth of the Wealthy Author

The myth of the wealthy author has existed for many moons. With the dawn of the printing press, authorship suddenly…

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A Merry Christmas Eve

Traditionally, I’ve always spent Christmas Eve night opening presents with my family. It sounds weird. Most families I’ve met open maybe one…

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NaNoWriMo Tip #16 – Find a Writing Buddy

It may be hard to believe but not every writer is an introvert. Ernest Hemmingway sure wasn’t. Sometimes you need…

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NaNoWriMo Tip #15 – Push Through the Middle

NaNoWriMo is all about gains made through every chapter, every paragraph, sentence, and word. The beginning and end will likely…

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NaNoWriMo Tip #14 – Quiet Your Inner Critic

Sometimes you can give yourself all the permission in the world to let your first draft suck and you’ll still…

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