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10 Tips to Survive a Relationship with a Writer

Writers Write is an organization based in Johannesburg, South Africa whose motto is “write to communicate.” They have a great website that offers advice, inspiration, and instruction. Check out the Writers Write About page and the link to the above graphic “How to survive a

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On Writing: Don’t Hoard What Seems Good

One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a better place in the book, or for

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An Update Long Overdue

In case you didn’t notice, I was mostly absent from this website in 2016 and 2017. My mom once told me people don’t notice things about us the way we think they do. Unless we have a button unbuttoned, a zipper

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2017 SFWA Short Story Qualifying Markets for Speculative Fiction

Many writers of speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, etc.) pursue active membership in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). In addition to membership benefits, SFWA provides free resources, including an Information Center packed with great articles of interest

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Writing is…Magic

Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. ~ Stephen King

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An Interview with Author Zachry Wheeler, Part 2

Science fiction novelist Zachry Wheeler is a web applications developer and self-professed nerd who also writes nonfiction articles for BrewChief.com and HerringtonPost.com. You’ll find him on his website ZachryWheeler.com and at SFF conferences throughout the Southwestern United States (see his

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Seek, Study, Practice to Tell Your Stories

As we continue to strive, we seek those stories that we simply have to tell; and we study, so that we have the knowledge we need to tell them. Then we practice, so that we can tell them the best

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Dear Holiday Heroes: Thank You

Heroes come in many forms. Teachers shoulder a huge responsibility to impact the younger generation in a positive way. Nurses work too many hours to provide care for the sick and injured. Law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and other rescue

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Procrastinate to Fuel Your Writing, Tip #1: Chocolate Wars

Some insist procrastination is a dirty word. But I say, “One writer’s procrastination is another writer’s research.” Have you ever left your keyboard in search of a snack, and found yourself staring at the inside of the fridge (for the

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Reading and Creating

As you read a book word by word and page by page, you participate in its creation, just as a cellist playing a Bach suite participates, note by note, in the creation, the coming-to-be, the existence, of the music. And,

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All who wander are not lost. ~ JRR Tolkien

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