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Archive for January, 2010
by Ervin Anderson • 6 comments
Writers and Words make a good team, but sometimes Words need convincing.
I’m always at war with the words. Sometimes they fight me until I’m almost out of ammunition, out of commas and periods and question marks and even semicolons. I give them life, make them real, yet st...
by Brandon Nolta • 3 comments
When art crosses over into magic...
I’ve been reading a lot of short stories lately. As much as I love novels, the short story is the closest form to my heart, the one I tend to default to when an idea strikes me, and I’ve burned throug...
by Justin C. Key • 10 comments
You know the rest. Also, assignment inside. Humor me.
As writers, we have come across our fair share of 'do's' and 'don't's.' Show, don't tell. Be concise. Watch out for adjectives. Don't eff up the English language. Make sure you name your characters. Y...
by Alex Cabal • 9 comments
After a turkey-and-eggnog-fueled holiday, we're ready to announce the winners of the NaNoWriMo '09 contest, and to announce our next writing contest!
Yes, it's true—a mere month past our due date, we're finally ready to announce the winners of the NaNoWriMo '09 contest! The holidays ate up more of our time than expected, which is why the res...
by Ervin Anderson • 5 comments
Sometimes, it's the little moments a writer never forgets. And sometimes it's the big ones.
A writing career, whether successful or not, is simply a series of moments. A writer has ups and downs, usually many more downs than ups. The writer gets rejected. Sadness. The writer is accepted. Joy...
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