Category Archives: Writing

Writing classes: helpful or harmful?

Mary Carroll Moore wrote a post the other day about the importance of accountability in writing a book. According to her, there are two kinds of accountability: internal: you put yourself in front of the keyboard and start writing every … Continue reading

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Judge not, lest ye discover your own writing faults

One piece of advice I’d been given was that I should not only enter writing contests, I should consider judging one. It’s supposed to help you see your own writing in a new light. Having had the chance to judge … Continue reading

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Learning to fly

Douglas Adams once described how humans could learn to fly. The knack, he said, was to learn how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. There you are, floating in the air. You could stay up above the ground … Continue reading

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Mind the gap… but don’t mind it too much

The beginner always falls apart emotionally when a manuscript is criticized. He reacts with raw feelings, resents, disputes, and will argue all the way down the line. He hasn’t learned yet that criticism must be accepted intellectually, and not with … Continue reading

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