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When Writing Really Is Hard, Know You Can Do Hard


Sometimes writing is easier than you think; sometimes writing is harder than you like. In my last post, I quoted from Carl Sandburg’s poem “A Father to His Son”: Life is hard; be steel, be a rock… life is soft loam, be gentle, go easy. When life is soft, we need the wisdom to go […]

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Maybe You Don’t have Writer’s Block: Maybe Writing Is Just Hard


Every once in a while, I meet former students and we chat about their writing. A few months back, one woman told me she’ll always remember what I said in class years ago. “What was that?” I’m always curious about what bit of wisdom or nonsense filtered through my mind, came out of my mouth, […]

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