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EYNK Never look at a reference book while doing a first draft

This is based on a Stephen King article I talked about in “Everything You Need to Know.

King states that to be a successful writer, you should “never look at a reference book while doing a first draft.” He basically says to put away any and all reference materials and just write. 437 more words

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Writing Prompts

I imagine all writers have used or use writing prompts. Some may only use them for journaling or free writing to get the creativity flowing. I’ve written pieces from a prompt that were just for fun and I’ve had prompts turn into short stories that later attempted to be a novel (I’m still seeing where this goes). 247 more words

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EYNK-Remove every extraneous word

This is based on a Stephen King article I talked about in “Everything You Need to Know.”

King states that to be a successful writer, you must remove every extraneous word. 454 more words

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What I'm Writing This Week


The sun is out this morning  and I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures of the Spring flowers in my garden before I start writing. 494 more words

Writing Journey

Writing on a Bad Day

Let’s face it, as a writer there are simply days I just don’t want to write. I have nothing to say and none of the words I do write seem to fit together right. 456 more words

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Ten things I know to be true (April)

  1. I love my job.
  2. Life can be hard.
  3. Snow days are awesome.
  4. Twitter is better than Facebook.
  5. Complaining never helped anyone.
  6. Sonic Happy Hour is the best time of day.
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