Tag Archives: Writing Advise

Busy? Break Your Writing Projects Into Small Chunks

I have a confession: this blog has been going strong for 3+ years and lately, because the other editor (Mel) and I have been really, really busy, we haven’t been posting nearly as often as we used to. That’s because … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Harper Lee and Introductions

This summer I decidedly drove to Northern California to spend some time with my family and simultaneously tutor my younger sister. Surprisingly, my sister has been excited about studying at home and continues to show eagerness in most of her … Continue reading

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Writing Goals: Poetry Addition

April was National Poetry Month. So, of course, on my Facebook page, I posted a poem or two a day. And, inspired by all the poetry I was posting, I tried to write more poems than I usually do. Now … Continue reading

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So You Want to Write A Villanelle

Okay so maybe you don’t want to write a villanelle, but that’s only because you don’t know what a villanelle is yet. But once you do know what a villanelle is, you’ll totally want to write one because it is … Continue reading

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Choose Your Own Unreliable Narrator

We’re all biased, for we are all thinking, feeling beings with opinions and experiences all our own. This means that, no matter what we write, the nature of the text will always be slightly unreliable because what is presented through … Continue reading

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Pinterest For Writers

I use Pinterest for a lot of things like looking up tasting recipes, crocheting projects, and, of course, for inspiration for writing. No, really. Pinterest is great for writers. Earlier today I was playing on my Pinterest account and found … Continue reading

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Avoiding Plot Holes

Plot holes, the bane of every writer’s existence. It’s not as if writers put plot holes in on purpose – sometimes a writer gets so caught up in a story that they miss the fact that there’s an inconsistency in … Continue reading

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How To Write A Last Minute Love Poem

Well, it’s February 11th. What’s the significance of that? It’s three days away from Valentine’s day. If you ascribe to the capitalist tradition of giving gifts once a year on February 14th to begrudgingly express affection, you’re in deep shit … Continue reading

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This Is Not Ralph Waldo Emerson’s BBQ Chicken Recipe

Titles are important. They draw readers in and make promises about what the content of your work is going to be. If your title has absolutely nothing to do with your poem or short story or novel or book or … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Resolutions For Writers

Happy 2015 blog readers! Let the obligatory celebration and vast hopes for the next year begin. So out with 2014 and that novel you didn’t finish, or the promise to yourself you (and I) didn’t keep about writing poetry every … Continue reading

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