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The Two Most Important Things I Know About Writing

These two things seem contradictory. Spoiler alert: they’re not.

What’s YOUR worth as a writer?

This post was originally a lot longer.
It was also wrong.

Learning From Those Who Came Before

We write our stories, and we do the best we can. For many of us, that means we write from perspective born of backgrounds we didn’t control, educations we weren’t aware were cheap, and information we didn’t know was dated.

Why Neil Gaiman?

I’m going to tell you precisely why I love Neil Gaiman’s work, and I’ll do it by breaking down one of my favorite short stories.

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Stop Thinking About Marketing

The reason we feel the need to hold baby creations up to some 30-year pro’s for comparison is because our culture teaches us to judge all art according to salability – but salability is not the point of art.

Just Keep Writing (even when it hurts)

So I wrote today for the first time since my dad died. It was not, shall we say, a *good* experience.

Writing Fatigue (and what to do about it)

This month is not about producing something publishable. It’s about teaching yourself to just keep writing, to ignore the inner editor, and to let yourself just spill words onto the page.

Patience is a long, long road

Your Trajectory Is Not Fixed

Here’s a lie I’ll bet you’ve been told: “You have to figure out what you want to do before it’s too late.”

An uncomfortable truth (about writing)

An Uncomfortable Truth (About Writing)

Fellow writer, this will not feel good to read, but it is VERY IMPORTANT.

Stop Comparing Yourself

How to Be Happy as a Writer

This week, let’s make ourselves a pact. I’ll stop comparing myself to other writers – and so will you.

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