“I’ll Write It When I’m Ready” And Other Lies We Say

There's that one story that you've had in a drawer at the back of your mind for ages. It's going to be the greatest project ever. It may get you that agent who hasn't bitten the hook yet, shoot your print to the front of every bookstore across the globe, and make that startling collision …

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You’ve Got To Read To Write

Want to know a secret, writer? If you want to be a great writer, you must discipline yourself to be a great reader as well. It's never surprising that a writer was once an avid reader in their younger days. That's how many get their start, but what many neglect to learn or practice is …

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Writer For Hire

It is undeniable that one of the greatest and most worrying of pains in the process is the inevitable job search. Everyone has gone through it: you search the same internet scavenger hunt but you try to word yourself differently hoping different results come up that don't include a CDL or a lifetime worth of …

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People Are Strange, Characters Can Be Too

Working in retail, I've had many experiences with unusual people, coworkers and customers alike. Some weren't bad, just odd. This one guy who worked at the second store I went to while attending school, let's call him Todd, was an odd duck of his own unusual category. He was underweight, so much his belt struggled …

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How to Scare a Writer In Six Words Or Less

It's only happened maybe a few times outside of school when a simple and seemingly harmless question has caught me off guard. No one thinks much of asking it but when they say it aloud it's like they've hit a pause switch in my head and I all but stutter, stunned into awkward silence where …

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Random Writing Prompt of the Day

"What?" Your character (or picture yourself if that helps) is sitting at the bar. They/you are enjoying a drink or a bite to eat. Someone slips into the seat next to them, turns towards them, a stranger that they/you cannot discern from any other stranger from the crowd in the building or from off the …

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