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Best of 2013 writing advice

The Atlantic pulled together a fantastic list of bits of advice from writers published this year. Check it out! http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/12/how-to-write-a-year-in-advice-from-franzen-king-hosseini-and-more/282445/

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It’s that time of the month

I was recently asked to join in a very interesting publishing project for next year — 31 writers writing short stories. Each writer writes a story set the same day each month for a year. Mine is the 5th — … Continue reading

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It’s funny ’cause it’s true

All the merlot belongs in the red part.

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Humans tweet, too

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) announced that an updated Twitter-centric “tweet” has finally worked its way into the dictionary. While the fussiness of the OED might induce some eye-rolling, there is an undeniable gold-stamp of approval with the inclusion of new words … Continue reading

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Don’t quit your day job

Interesting article about the economics of freelancing — and why it pays so poorly.

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Be your own trickster figure

Tell yourself what to do tomorrow: this is a great strategy for longer-term writing projects like novels. It’s the first of Chuck Wendig’s stupid writer tricks, and I like ’em all. The reason I like this is that it takes … Continue reading

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Eat your vegetables

Some terrific thoughts about the whys and hows of research for your writing.  

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Writing… 25 minutes at a time

The Pomodoro Technique is perhaps the single easiest way to put some serious writing time in your rear-view mirror. It is efficient and manageable and works like a charm — for me, at least. Check out the Pomodoro site for details, … Continue reading

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