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From Daily Grind to Daily Mind

In these days where many are still in quarantine, some might have forgotten the daily grind; others remember it all too well. As we work from home now, or more often, we don't find ourselves missing the daily commute, the way lunchtime flies by, or the freezing A/C at the office. Sometimes writing can feel… Continue reading From Daily Grind to Daily Mind

How Writers Write

Writing with Music

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope the year has been treating you and your pen and paper well, so far. Today I'd like to talk about music while writing. Do you like to write with music? Why or why not? Is there certain music that really inspires you to write and write, and other music… Continue reading Writing with Music

How Writers Write · Musings

What is pretentious writing?

http://img-aws.ehowcdn.com/340x221p/photos.demandstudios.com/getty/article/165/98/89686001.jpg So pretentious! When I was in college, a friend and I would sometimes compare our creative writing classes with each other's. We would discuss what makes a good critique, our stories, and classmates' stories. Being foolish young adults, we sometimes even mocked our classmates' writing for being "too pretentious". So what is it? But… Continue reading What is pretentious writing?

How Writers Write · Writing Resources

Make Emotions Come to Life in Your Writing

I am so, so pleased to see this topic - my main topic of this blog, basically! - appear on Writer Unboxed. This post could be considered part of my series on writing your emotional truths, really, a sortof guest post, on another blog. Here is the link: Writer Unboxed studying emotional truth. Here are… Continue reading Make Emotions Come to Life in Your Writing