10 Things I Wish I Knew Sooner About Writing

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1 You can never finish a story or a poem – you can only abandon it. 2 Love and writing don’t always get along – sometimes you have to choose. 3 To aim for perfection in writing (beyond grammatical perfection) is to rewrite the fun out of writing. 4 Writing is a refined addiction but … Continue reading 10 Things I Wish I Knew Sooner About Writing

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What’s a Writer to You?

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Is it someone who writes every day? Someone who makes a living writing? Someone who sells books? Someone who holds the quiet of a room dear? Or is it perhaps someone who captures your mood? To me, a writer is, well, any person who writes. She doesn’t have to sell books. She doesn’t have to … Continue reading What’s a Writer to You?

How to Write More

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We tend to procrastinate not only when we are away from our desks, but also when we sit down to write. We turn reading and editing into excuses that slow down our writing. But good writing requires sustained attention and our full presence – there is no other way. Does a feeling of quiet frustration … Continue reading How to Write More