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Writer’s Naptime or Craptime?


“Everything stinks until it’s done.” – Dr. Seuss You may have heard me say (or read my post) that to write well, you have to be willing to write badly. But do you know when to write badly? Writer’s Craptime Writing badly is what Anne Lamont calls the Sh*tty First Draft, Marla Beck calls the […]

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No Mud, No Lotus


Some days your writing unfolds like a lotus, some days you’re floundering around in the muck. Some days you get golden ideas out of nowhere; some days your inspiration is buried in mud. Some days your research gives you the one glorious bit you need to make weeks of previous research click together; some days […]

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