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Five Poisons That Paralyze Your Writing (and Their Antidotes)

Bill O’Hanlon has authored or co-authored 30+ books including Write is a Verb: Sit Down, Start Writing, No Excuses. Not only is he a prolific nonfiction writer, he’s an entertaining speaker who motivates his audience to follow their dreams. In the

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Publishing is Not the Prize

Come to peace with your journey and realize getting published is not the prize. The journey (and who you’re becoming on the journey) is the prize. ~ James L. Rubart

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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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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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Why Writers Write: Kathy Kitts

by Kathy Kitts In Poets & Writers Magazine, they have a column titled “Why We Write.” I enjoy reading what the guest authors have to say and how they interpret the questions. Today, I would like to respond. I believe

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A Writer’s True Compensation

A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it. ~ Roald Dahl

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Every Book Demands its Own Thing

You’re the kind of writer that you are. You have a process. Maybe that process is slowly and painstakingly crafting a novel over many years—a dedication like that of a watchmaker’s artifice. Or maybe instead you prefer to write like

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Write, Regardless

Publishers want to take chances on books that will draw a clamor and some legitimate publicity. They want to publish controversial books. That their reasons are mercenary and yours may be lofty should not deter you. ~ Harlan Ellison

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Address the Weakest Parts of Your Writing

Our strongest defenses are built around our greatest weaknesses. As a writer, you will only get better by addressing the weakest parts of your writing. We all tend to want to focus on our strengths, but a book is only

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Surrendering to the Magic

I’ve found that the magic of storytelling is in surrendering, not to anyone else’s notions, but to the words in my head. I believe this: my subconscious knows better than I how to tell a story… Sometimes the best writing

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All who wander are not lost.~ JRR Tolkien

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