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On Writing Economically: A Challenge

I once argued with a man, whose writing I greatly admire, about a phrase he used in conversation. He is a brilliant man, but not musically trained, so I surmised that he’d simply never learned the actual definition of the word in musical terms. 581 more words


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This is really good advice!

You've got to sell your heart

In 1938 aspiring author Frances Turnbull sent a copy of one of her stories to Francisc Scott Fitzgerald. In the feedback he offers her there’s one great piece of advice: … 1,212 more words


Jilly: Inspired by Goodman

It’s been a trying few days chez Jilly. We just completed week three of our home redecoration program, and while our builders couldn’t be more charming or hard-working, a serious problem outside their control meant they had to switch to twelve-hour days, so they’ve been arriving before 8 a.m. 611 more words

Eight Ladies Writing


It’s good that he’s gone,

but don’t let him be too gone.

He’s got to be candle blown out

in the other room gone.

Or exhaust pipe… 87 more words

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Two is Better than One

Good morning. I’m just working through Holly Lisle’s How to Motivate Yourself workshop a bit this morning. She always has such interesting videos, like the one I just watched about communication between the right and left brains (and what happens when that connection is severed). 114 more words

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Links for Writers: Fun Stuff to Read this Week

The Electric Typewriter // It appears that someone put a lot of time into this compilation of “articles and essays by the world’s best journalists and writers.” A lot of good stuff to be found here. 299 more words

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