Monthly Archives: January 2015

Let’s talk about: Failure

“I’ve never failed at anything in my life,” he said, earnest and nervously giggling. “And now I can’t fail. I have a family and a mortgage.” “But what’s the worst thing that would happen? Do you really believe you couldn’t recover? What if you succeeded?” “I have no choice now.” I thought, how sad. To […]

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Writing News to Know (Week of Jan. 26, 2015)

Each week, check this Monday posting for a selection of current calls for submissions, good writing advice from the interwebs, and legit writing job listings. Fear less, do more. And may we all have a productive and successful 2015! Calls for Submissions This one is for my academic writers.  The Journal of Media Watch is doing […]

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Overcoming the confidence block

When you sit down to write, are you sometimes overcome with the thought that you can’t possibly have anything to say or add to an over-saturated market? That your life isn’t exciting enough to be interesting to anyone? That you have nothing of value to offer a public audience? Do you often put yourself and […]

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Writing News to Know (Week of Jan. 19, 2015)

Each week, check this Monday posting for a selection of current calls for submissions, good writing advice from the interwebs, and legit writing job listings. Fear less, do more. And may we all have a productive and successful 2015! Calls for Submissions This looks like a good one – and they’ve got another interesting themed issue […]

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How to be a better storyteller

Writers are storytellers. No matter the medium or genre, writers work hard to craft delectable stories for public consumption. And we all know that some stories are better than others. So what differentiates a fascinating, compelling, riotous story from one that is just okay? Strong start. Emotional appeal. Logical appeal. Sensory details. Action. Scenes. Anecdotes. Moments of […]

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