Archive Tag: writer’s life

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Writer’s block

I’ve never believed in Writer’s Block. I always thought it was a convenient excuse for soft people who didn’t want to do the hard work of sitting in a chair for hours on end, wrestling with the thousands of words needed a create an entire book.

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The Best Bad Advice

Most of the writing advice I consider “bad,” isn’t really bad at all. It’s usually perfectly good advice that just doesn’t work for me. Conversely, my idea of good writing advice is probably terrible advice for someone else. 

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The Silver Lining

I have a reoccurring dream where I’m standing in the middle of a shopping mall surrounded by people and suddenly realize I’m not wearing a mask.

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This year I learned the meaning of word ‘endurance.’ I learned it by watching a show with my kids called, I Shouldn’t be Alive.

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The Write Idea

By the time I finished buying dog food and detergent, I knew who she buried, why she committed this terrible crime and how she planned to cover it up.

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Learning to Love my Limitations

I’ve never been big on inspirational sayings, Like Reach for the Stars or Believe in Your Dreams. If I designed an inspirational poster, it would feature a unicorn in black leather with an eye patch standing in a hurricane with the caption: Suck it up. Stop Whining. Try harder.

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Life Story

I may be the last person in the Washington, D.C. area who still gets home delivery of the Washington Post. You know, the newspaper ON PAPER. I find great story ideas every morning before I’ve even finished my toast.

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