Category Archives: Creative Writing

Write What Scares You

One piece of writing advice that I’ve really tried to take to heart is “Write what scares you”. I feel like some of my best, most authentic pieces have come from trying to follow this adage. But how does one … Continue reading

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Inspiration – Words of Wisdom

Inspiration can come from anywhere and often strikes at the most unexpected of moments. Often when you most need it, it’s the hardest to find. As a writer, and really as someone who endeavors to be creative in general, I’ve … Continue reading

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Putting Yourself Out There – Submissions

There comes a time in most writers’ lives when the allure of being published becomes too strong to resist. We all, in our own way, write for ourselves, of course, but the idea that a wider audience could enjoy our … Continue reading

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O! For a Muse of Fire!

I’ve given myself a personal goal – to write 1,000 words a day, five days a week. In the grand scheme of things I’m not sure if this is a lofty goal or a laughable one, but to me it … Continue reading

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“Art is Never Finished”

“Art is never finished, only abandoned”. This is a famous quote, often used when talking about the subject I wish to address today: how to know when a piece of writing is done. It’s a simple enough question. When am … Continue reading

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Dealing With Rejection

No one likes to be rejected. But for writers, rejection is part of the trade. Anyone who has ever been published has also been rejected, and many of us trying to get published worry that rejections are all that we’re … Continue reading

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Fighting Fear

Fear is one of our most primal emotions. If we let it, it can stand in the way of us accomplishing great things. At its worst, it can stop us from accomplishing anything at all. There is a lot of … Continue reading

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Editing 101 – 5 Things You’ll Need

I’ve spent a lot of time on this site talking about the difficulties of writing – how hard it can be to sit down and consistently put pen to paper. But after the writing is done, there’s a whole other … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Writing Edition

Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful; a readiness to show appreciation for good things and to return good things to others. I’ve been tasked, over the next week, to think about gratitude on a daily basis and … Continue reading

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Taking a Break

Many of you noticed that last week I didn’t publish my customary Wednesday post. There’s a couple reasons for that. The main one was that Wednesday was July 4th, Independence Day for the United States of America (where I live), … Continue reading

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