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How to Find the Time to Write with a Busy Work and Family Schedule

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Writing has evolved from a hobby to a means of generating a second income. However, when office and family responsibilities take up the lion’s share of your time, finding time to write can become a daunting task. As a writer, there are things that you can never delegate: such as spending time with your spouse, […]

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Advice for Starting Your Own Writers’ Group

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A writers’ group generally consists of writers who share the same level of enthusiasm for similar writing styles or genres, or who each contribute a unique, constructive perspective in the evaluation of work shared by group members. Participants share each other’s writing journeys, encourage each other, help each other keep deadlines, and above all, critique […]

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Advice for Your First Poetry Reading

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The last time you had to read aloud, you were in fifth grade in Mrs. So-and-so’s classroom, and 30 or so pairs of bored, beady eyes were upon you. Your mortal enemies seemed to be “licking their chops”, hoping to see you faint. Why, oh why, did you choose the “Jabberwocky” with all of its […]

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A Few Fun, Emerging Fiction Genres

If you think literary magazines only publish stories in traditional genres, it’s time for an awakening. This a great time to be both a writer and a lover of short fiction, because a wide range of genres are gaining in popularity and respectability. Here’s a quick list of a few of the more popular, emerging […]

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A Five-Step Cure for Writer’s Block

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Throughout the years many methods of overcoming writer’s block have been put forward, from changing to a new writing implement to talking to an imaginary friend, but a more globalized approach to overcoming writer’s block might include an approach that triggers creativity through your five senses. After all, creation commonly begins with inspiration from the […]

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Absence and The Genius of Brevity

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I’ve always subscribed to the saying, “less is more”, because, well, “more” just leads to a lot of clutter (clutter of all shapes, sizes, forms, species, understandings, misunderstandings, etc.) Others throughout the ages have thought the same, otherwise we wouldn’t have similar proverbs, such as “less said, sooner mended” or “a bird in the hand […]

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