The Most Important Comma in a Writer’s Life

The Most Important Comma in a Writer’s Life

At some point in every writer’s journey, he or she will experience writer burnout. Some call it “hitting a wall” or “experiencing writer’s block,” but whatever name we give it, we recognize it as a common malady that can affect anyone who has been writing seriously...
The Secret to Great Writing

The Secret to Great Writing

I prepare dinner for my family almost every day, but I hardly consider myself a cook. On spaghetti night, I boil a package of store-bought pasta. Then I pop open a jar of Prego and dump it in a pot. Once the sauce is sufficiently warm and the noodles suitably sticky,...
The Writer’s Library

The Writer’s Library

“Which books on the craft of writing do you recommend?” I’m asked this question a lot. Given the number of books available, it’s a fair question. When you’re shopping for a book on the craft, it’s important to keep the following in mind: 1. Know that different books...
The Two Chairs Every Writer Must Have

The Two Chairs Every Writer Must Have

If you hang around writers long enough, you’ll hear the old adage about logging time in the chair. The writer’s chair. And it’s true. Nothing will ever get written — beyond the scraps we scribble on tousled napkins and crumpled gum wrappers — unless we put our bum in...

 

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