June 4, 2015

Finding Your Subconscious – Things to Do When You are Not Writing to Help You Write Better

Jack London famously said, “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” This conjures an image of desperate writers tied […]
May 28, 2015

Drawing the Line: The Thought-Based Writer vs. the Action-Based Writer

There are two main schools of thought when it comes to gathering and using your material: you can either devote your life to your writing, or […]
May 19, 2015

Forget Inspiration, Form Habits

There’s this ticking noise in my apartment.  I’m assuming it comes from the water lines in the building, which seems like it was made cheaply and […]
May 15, 2015

The Pros and Cons of the Semicolon (and Colon) and When to Use Them (Usually Never)\

Let’s start with the cons. I think Kurt Vonnegut summed it up pretty well: “Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: do not use […]
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