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Songs for Writers

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I went running yesterday, and as often happens when I run, my mind turned to writing. I have a running playlist, but instead of using these songs as motivation to exercise, I usually apply them to writing. Yesterday, I realized my playlist mapped out way more of the writing process than the get-your-ass-around-this-track process. Why? I’ve been going through a spectrum …

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8 Ways Writing Is Like The Princess Bride

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Last Saturday, I went down to the track in my yard (I live in the country) and ran a few miles. When I run, I almost always think about writing. Some days it’s marketing, sometimes it’s plot points I need to hash out, others it’s character development or motivation. If I’m too deep in thought, sometimes I’ll take a header …

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Flash Fiction for the Fun of It

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I came across a writing challenge on Friday. Janet Reid, a famous literary agent, picked five random words and asked her blog readers to tell a 100-word story using all five. So I did. And I’m reposting the story here for you. You can see all the entries here, if you’re interested. Here are the five words: evil virus mono …

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Why I Write

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Because you can’t drink all the time. Just kidding. Of course you can. I write because I suck at everything else.  Have you seen what comes off the stove when I try to cook? Have you ever eaten something I pull out of the oven? You don’t want to. Those “nailed it” memes are the story of my life. I …

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Welcome to the Jungle

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The jungle… that’s how I view the world of website ownership and management. I used to think my job was just to write. Stories, books, memoirs, heck, even poems if that’s what it took.  But the world is different now. Thirteen-year-olds successfully create and operate websites, and I’m not about to be outdone by someone who wasn’t even alive when …