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Is writing like adolescence?

So recently a strange thought hit me: Becoming an author mirrors internal growth patterns and processes one experiences during…

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Added by Shelah L. Maul on February 26, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Tomorrow Is Another Day (Poem)

Today's poem is written from the sayings found in fortune cookies:

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2015/02/tomorrow-is-another-day-poem.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 24, 2015 at 6:52am — No Comments

Monday Muse: Kelly Cherry's 'Twelve Women'

I've posted an advance review of writer and poet Kelly Cherry's marvelous new collection of short stories, "Twelve Women in a Country Called America":

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2015/02/monday-muse-kelly-cherrys-twelve-women.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 23, 2015 at 8:05am — No Comments

Think Like an Agent: Agent as Savvy Business Manager by Kristin Nelson and Karen Dionne

Not all literary agents are created equal. Agent Kristin Nelson and author Karen Dionne have seen the good, the bad, and the truly ugly. In this article series, “Think Like an Agent,” they pool their expertise.

Kristin:

Simply put, a literary agent is the person an author hires to manage his or her…

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Added by Karen Dionne on February 19, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Author Turned Teacher: 8 Ways to Prepare and Plan For Creative Writing Workshops

Teaching Creative Writing Workshops: 8 Ways To Prepare and Plan

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Added by Aine Greaney on February 17, 2015 at 9:42am — No Comments

Blue Blurred (Poem)

Posted new poem, "Blue Blurred":

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2015/02/blue-blurred-poem.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 17, 2015 at 8:33am — No Comments

Monday Muse: Oklahoma's New Poet Laurate

Posted Monday Muse profile of Benjamin Myers, Oklahoma's new Poet Laureate:

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2015/02/monday-muse-oklahomas-new-poet-laureate.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 16, 2015 at 7:50am — No Comments

3 Steps to Conquering “Writing Challenge Addiction”

From Orly Konig Lopez at Writers In The Storm



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Hi everyone, I’m Orly and I’m a challenge addict.



It started innocently enough. You know, a writing challenge here to get motivated, another challenge there to get a draft done. Pretty soon it became multiple challenges a month. What can I say, there’s just…

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Added by Jenny Hansen on February 12, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Dealing with Two Monsters That Cause Your Writing Procrastination

Don't even try to deny the fact we all procrastinate sometimes! When you are a writer, a creative person who needs many factors to get inspiration and come up with great ideas, the word "procrastination" sounds really awful and impossible to defeat...

Do you want to know a secret? Procrastination…

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Added by Emily Johnson on February 11, 2015 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Write Drunk, Edit Sober, Stay Naked Vulnerability And Writing Memoir

2015 marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  As such I reflected a bit about writing memoir and what it means to be authentic, naked, and vulnerable on the page. This essay originally appeard on Kathy Pooler's blog Memoir Writer's Journey.  …

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Added by Julie Freed on February 10, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Thoughts Behind Habits of Famous Writers

We are ladies who write. And it would be logical to suppose we read a lot too. Reading a book, we do not usually think about a personality of its author, about his/her motivation to write that book, about his/her habits that helped them finish that writing masterpiece...



After finishing the book, we start analyzing it. And what a big surprize it can become for us when we learn more facts about its writer and realize it was his/her... weird or even awkward habit that helped them…

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Added by Lesley J. Vos on February 10, 2015 at 3:07am — No Comments

[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] 7 Tools for Blocking Distractions

Photo courtesy of Audio-Technica via Creative Commons

Today, social media is an important component of a writer’s life, but it’s equally important to know when to turn it off. For some of us, this is no easy task, which…

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Added by Meghan Ward on February 9, 2015 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day, quote from Toni Morrison's Nobel Lecture of 1993:

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2015/02/thought-for-day_8.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 8, 2015 at 11:15am — No Comments

Books on Writing to Improve Your Craft

No matter what stage you are in your writing career, there are always things to learn. Here are a list of books to guide you in your writing education.

Full post at:

http://www.deeconnell.com/writing-books-improve-craft/

Added by Dee Connell on February 7, 2015 at 11:57am — No Comments

Zen of Writing?

The Zen of Writing?

An oxymoron, I’d say. At least, that’s my first reaction. In my mind, the act—but more specially the art—of writing requires you to be active and engaged. Bent over a ream of paper on a desk, pen in hand, or your fingers poised over a keyboard; in either case, you mine your mind and you turn out one word after another until you have built a world, a life, a dream that never existed before.

The whole act of creative writing seems to violate the spirit…

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Added by Evy Journey on February 5, 2015 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Looking for Blog Hops

Hello fellow members, if anyone is getting together a blog hop for authors I would like to be included. My email is joannemyers@frontier.com 

 

Thank you

Added by JoAnne Myers on February 4, 2015 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Love (Poem)

Posted new poem, "Love":

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2015/02/love-poem.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 3, 2015 at 6:08am — No Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day, a quote from Yahia Lababidi's poem 'Feelings':

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2015/02/thought-for-day.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 1, 2015 at 11:24am — No Comments

How Much Can You Really Earn Self-Publishing Romance Novels?

New Release. Love ... Up in Smoke: A Contemporary Firefighter Romance, is Inkwell Editorial Publishing's newest release It's available on AllRomanceEbooks now at…

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Added by Yuwanda Black on January 31, 2015 at 9:20am — No Comments

50 Ways to Up Your Critical Analysis Game

Students often come to me with trouble transitioning from descriptive writing to deeper critical analysis. Others want advice on making the leap from simply noting strengths and weaknesses to interrogating texts and developing their own critical perspective.

The list stems from several years of assembling writing advice and narrowing down the most effective ways to get started or to push your ideas further. This list is by no means all-encompassing, but I hope it will spark new ideas…

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Added by Nina M. Flores on January 29, 2015 at 10:26pm — No Comments

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