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A Writers’ Trio

A Writers’ Trio by C.K. Thomas I’m writing a novella called The Muse with two friends. We’ve decided on 15,000 words, and we meet once a month at our local Panera Bread restaurant and online, as needed. Each of us … Continue reading

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The Effective Author: The Best Way to Spill Your Guts

The Effective Author: The Best Way to Spill Your Guts © 2018 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved. http://www.kebba.com As human beings, we all have passions and sometimes need to “spill our guts.” With anger or frustration, we … Continue reading

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Four Ways to Face a Blank Page

Four Ways to Face a Blank Page by C.K. Thomas Pique Curiosity Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince” opens with the description of a golden statue of a prince. Early in the story, the statue begins to cry and a swallow … Continue reading

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The Effective Author: The Tapestry of Realities in Your Writing

The Effective Author: The Tapestry of Realities in Your Writing © 2018 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved. Kebba.com Different levels of “reality” are perceived as “real” by different people. Atheists and Christians, literalists and metaphysicians, flat-world adherents … Continue reading

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Why I Love My Critique Group

Why I Love My Critique Group by Katrina Shawver I know without a doubt that my debut book, Henry: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America, would not exist in its present form without my writing … Continue reading

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The Joy of Bad First Drafts

The Joy of Bad First Drafts by Brian Flatgard Ernest Hemingway declared most first drafts to be shit, and Anne Lamott famously encourages the shitty first draft. Today I’ll share my experience writing a first draft, and how embracing bad … Continue reading

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Longhand or Computer?

Longhand or Computer? by Barbara Renner Several authors I know prefer to pen their novels the old-fashioned way, with paper and pencil, rather than use a computer. In addition, some famous authors write in longhand instead of using a typewriter … Continue reading

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