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WHY AM I WRITING?

WHY AM I WRITING?

How often have you looked at the words on your computer screen – or worse, just the cursor on your empty computer screen – and thought, “Why am I writing?” How often have you despaired as a plot fell apart, a ...
Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne

Time has been more elastic than usual during the pandemic. While some months seemed interminable, others have rushed by in a dizzying blur. Suddenly, here we are, facing the end of a year it seemed was going to be ...
What Do You Know?

What Do You Know?

Writers love to give each other advice. (Hello.) Unfortunately, that advice too often sounds, especially on social media, like rules and edicts and restraints. And while there are “rules,” most advice falls into ...
The Writer’s Voice

The Writer’s Voice

Looking for that next step up in your arts & entertainment career? In this column, Dr. Eileen Wirth shares everything she has learned about being a creative professional. If you’re a fiction writer, your ...
Writing With the Ear

Writing With the Ear

Write with your ears instead of your eyes. These eight words are a key to successful writing. Really.  When you read copy aloud, your ear will catch excess words, awkward phrasing, and jargon that your ...
Overcoming the Blank Screen

Overcoming the Blank Screen

If your computer screen seems to be sticking its tongue out at you as you freeze up, turn it off and take a break. It’s the best way to fight Blank Computer Screen Syndrome, aka Writer’s Paralysis.  First, think ...

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