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Archive for November, 2009
Can writing be an addiction, and if so, are we all just junkies looking for our next word high?
On Thanksgiving, like many other writers, I vowed to take the day off. I write every day, hours a day, until my fingers throb as if smashed by a hammer and my eyes lose focus; so surely I deserved a d...
by Brandon Nolta • 0 comments
Writing alone may be the romantic archetype, but it isn't necessarily the best way to go.
It’s Thursday night as I write this, and I’m still recovering from the annual monstrous feast known as Thanksgiving. It’s not the turkey coma I’m thinking about, though, nor is it the onslaught of the...
by Justin C. Key • 1 comment
As we near the end of NaNoWriMo, how do you near your end?
What constitutes a good ending. And, more importantly, how do you, as a writer, develop such an ending? Like anything in this world of creativity we dwell in, there’s no set formula. But I have a...
by Ervin Anderson • 9 comments
When fiction isn't really fiction, when reality isn't real...
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is a work of fiction. It’s listed as a novel, make-believe, like the line from Mad Girl’s Love Song: (I think I made you up inside my head). But The Bell Jar is not fictio...
by Brandon Nolta • 7 comments
Sharing, schmaring; when it comes to writing and time management, something has to give.
Eliot had it wrong. November is the cruelest month. Want some good advice on NaNoWriMo? Forget it; I’ve got nothing wise to tell you. I’m about 8000 words behind right now, and while I feel pretty...
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